I have a question. Something that I have been wondering for a while now, and the topic keeps coming up over and over in my mind.
Just this evening Michael and I watched a video of a guy giving a speech on dreams. He was obsessed with being a writer from a young age, so much so he skipped college and went right onto pursuing his writing career. I started to think about my question again.
Why do some people seem to pop out of the womb with what seems like tunnel vision towards a dream and others seem to wander and experiment and dabble till they maybe find something they enjoy?
Did you ever meet someone that was single-mindedly pursuing a dream, while the guy next to him was experimenting with 10 different majors in college? I’m not saying one is right and one is wrong, I’m just wondering if there is a way to become single minded about a dream if your not there in the first place?
Or, are we all singleminded dreamers at some point in our lives and the dreams are discouraged or simply not encouraged so we push them away and forget them?
I have a nephew that has always had a knack for making money and he loves dreaming about different ways to do so.
A few years ago (so the story goes), my brothers baked brownies with him. Without them realizing it, he disappeared for a bit. A little while later, he came strolling in with $30. They asked where he had been and where he got the money. He reported he had sold some of the brownies to the neighbors. He was 7.
His latest endeavor is a nonprofit bracelet business to help troubled kids.
So, are people born with single minded passion about a dream, or does it come through lifestyle or parenting or personality?
These are my thoughts and therefore I pose the question to you. What do you think?
Question: Is a dream inside of us from the get go, or do some people have to go through a searching process before they ever have a dream?