Can you remember being young and so ambitious that you thought you could conquer the world? … I can!
I used to think everything would come easily and I could do anything I set my mind to, in a way I still do. The only difference now is that I recognise my limitations. I understand I’m never going to be an Einstein, a Usain Bolt or a Kylie Minogue, (yes, I did grow up watching Neighbours and admiring the talented actor/singer).
I am ‘ME’! And I will have to work with the many talents I have, to accomplish whatever I want, to make my place in the world.
However, when I was younger, I did want to be Usain Bolt! In fact, I wanted to be better than Usain Bolt! I thought I could run as fast as the speed of sound! In my mind I could. I was the fastest person in the whole world… I was the female Flash!
I used to practice running up and down my garden every day after school and at the weekends. We lived in London back then and our house was under the flight path for aeroplanes leaving Heathrow Airport. So I would wait at the bottom of the garden until a plane came inline with my race track and then I would race the aeroplane to the finish line (top of garden). And of course I would win every time! … In my mind anyway!
Oh, how simple children’s minds are… It’s a shame we grow up, thus allow practicalities to get in our way!
Now I want to know something you thought you could do as a child. What gift did you believe you had which would help you to conquer the world? And did you? Or was it a childhood fantasy?
Let me know by leaving a comment below….