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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Article provided by Zhang Xinyue of Create Abundance

As children, we all had fantasies and dreams of being a big movie star, a popular singer or a beloved sports figure. Though most of those dreams died away over the years, some of them stayed with us. Many veterinarians say that they had a childhood love of animals. Many actors started out doing high school plays. Athletes usually play everything from baseball to tennis in school.

Often, when you look at the lives of people in various professions, you find that they chose a particular career path because of a childhood interest. Some become doctors because of intense admiration for a father or grandfather who was a successful doctor.

But what about those who never did fulfill their dreams? There are so many adults walking around today who never became the veterinarian, actor, soccer player or doctor they wanted to be when they were just kids.

Susan Boyle became a popular singer at age 48. Even today, she doesn’t look like your typical singer, but everyone loves her voice … and her story. Her song on the show, Britain’s Got Talent, “I Dreamed a Dream” was very appropriate. She had dreamed all her life of becoming a popular singer. Often, we pass certain birthdays and just tell ourselves that it’s over … it’s too late … we will never accomplish our dreams.

Each day, remind yourself of how possible it is to realize those older dreams you have buried deep in your heart. Look at your old notes about goals you made years ago. What dreams are still residing in your heart that have not been fulfilled?

You might be 30 or 80 but it’s never too late. Don’t give up on your dreams just because of your age or your circumstances of life. It may take some extra ingenuity; it may take a lot of courage, sweat and hard work, but you can do it if you want it badly enough.

With many years as a well-known spiritualist leader and teacher in her field, Zhang Xinyue is known for a variety of achievements. Her creation of the Abundance system aims to promote a meaningful and straight forward approach to life’s philosophical issues. In 2012, she finished one of her best-selling books, Create Abundance. The book is a collection of quotes containing words of wisdom on how to develop body-mind-spirit cultivation.

Her book was initially released in Chinese, but it is also available in English and other languages now. A second version of the book has also recently been released.