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A Child’s Mentality

A Child’s Mentality

Do you remember in kindergarten when everyone said what he or she wanted to be when they grew up? The room was abuzz with excited children screaming “astronaut!”, “doctor!”, or “President of the United States!”. There was no dream too big, no hesitation, and most of all no fear. Children are more than just dreamers, they are believers. Kids will take any risk, climb any tree no matter how high, and ride their bike down any hill despite the potential of a skinned knee. Children have a magical way of looking forward to an unlimited future without worrying about pitfalls. They are naive in a wonderfully innocent way – there is nothing that could convince them that their dream can’t become a reality. So I asked myself, what changes? When you’re a child the sky is the limit, so when does it become a ceiling?

There are any number of things that can rob you of your drive and belief that you can conquer the impossible. Financial obstacles, not enough time in the day, people telling you no…there are plenty of things that can take away your childlike ambition. Whether you’re stuck in a job about which you’re not truly passionate or feeling drawn to the couch rather than the gym after a long day at work, it is far easier to let your dreams slip away than it is to chase them. Reigniting your passion is no easy task when you’ve lost sight of it in the first place. There is truly nothing more important than chasing your passion, however. Children are selfish in a good way. Not in the sense that they don’t share with classmates or that they don’t care about anyone else, but in the sense that they are focused on themselves. It sounds so simple, but as we grow older we let this focus become cloudy. We stop thinking about the things that will make us truly happy and fulfilled. We lose sight of our dreams because we let those dreams slip to the very bottom of our priority list. We become selfish – we ignore the things that are truly important to accomplishing our goals. We stop thinking about ourselves!

Now is the perfect time to challenge yourself to recapture your childhood mentality. Stop looking at the roadblocks that stand between you and your goals – look under, over, past, and through those roadblocks to make those goals realities. When you were in kindergarten you were willing to take any risk – time to start taking those risks again!

Refuse to settle – the view from the top of the mountain is always better than the lower plateaus. Be selfish, be naive, be committed to chasing your dreams again. This is what I did when I opened my first Pure Barre studio. I took a risk, I thought about my dreams and goals, and I didn’t let uncertainty stop me. I have been extremely lucky – owning my own Pure Barre studios has been the opportunity and the dream of a lifetime. It is a job I get excited about, not a job that I dread. So let’s take a moment to go back to kindergarten. Who’s really grown up, anyway? What do you want to be? What changes do you want to make in your life to be truly happy? Shed your inhibitions, and make it happen.

AUTHOR: Emily Johnson

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