Be (B)eautiful: One of the things I dislike most about growing up is losing touch with the magic of childhood innocence and imagination. When you are young the world is your oyster and every dream you have can and will come true. You know that you can be anything in the world: a doctor, singer, astronaut, model, CEO, or even the president of the United States.
So what changes that we lose sight of these goals and dreams we had for ourselves as children? My answer? Reality.
Yeah, Okay, so their isn’t a genie who grants our wish for a dream job after college and the perfect guy isn’t going to find us because we left a glass stiletto at the club. If life was that easy the feeling of success wouldn’t taste as good.
One way that I handle feeling discouraged is to look back at photos of myself as a child. There is something so powerful about this that I can’t describe. Looking back at that little innocent girl that I once was helps to remind me of where I wanted to be when I imagined my life as a 20-something year old.
I ask myself these questions:
- Would 5-year-old Nicole look up to me?
- Would she be happy with the decisions I have made?
- Are her dreams realized or on their way to being fulfilled?
- Would she be proud of the woman she has turned into?
So if your life didn’t turn out exactly how you planned it when you were 8, are you happy right now? Our goals and dreams can change from day-to-day, but one thing that remains constant is our desire for happiness.
In order to achieve anything we must look within ourselves for the answers. We are all born with the tools to succeed. But it’s about finding the right make up brush to use in order to perfect the look.
So would your little BAD girl be proud of who you are and where you are going?