Love it or hate it, becoming a celebrity pretty much guarantees your spot as a role model. Many complain about it, some embrace it and others just shrug it off. One thing is for sure; kids gravitate to celebrities and emulate them – good and bad. What is it about these people that make our kids AND us want to be just like them? Money, fame and celebrity all play a part. But at the end of the day, these are people who have followed their dreams. That’s it! It’s following your dreams that make people want what you have and want to be like you.
“If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. – Vin Diesel
Following your dreams and eventually living your dreams will make you successful. It doesn’t have to be success on the level of your biggest celebrity – but it could. Your success will come because it’s your dream, it’s what you love and you’ll work your butt off because you love it. Isn’t that how the real celebrities do it?! It kinda goes like this: dream àwork à work à dream fulfilled. Dream some more à work à work. The difference is your adoring fans are your mini-me’s. Awesome.
For me, pursuing my dreams is important because of the type of role model I want to be for my kids. There are a couple of benefits to going for your dreams, as a mom:
1 – It teaches kids to go after what they want. I dream up pretty lofty goals for myself with an attitude of why not? I’ve reached some of those goals, others I’m still working on.
2 -It teaches them that nothing is impossible. Of course, that’s not to say that it will be easy but with hard work, their dreams are SO possible.
3 – Watching dreams unfold gives a sense of accomplishment. It’s one thing to talk about something but to actually be about it and watch it happen… that’s bliss. Why wouldn’t a kid want to emulate that?!
4 – Goal setting is fun! I may be an odd bird but I think setting a crazy, outrageous goal is fun and challenging. It’s even more fun when you reach that goal. It’s empowering when you realize you can do things that people tell you are impossible.
So tell me, do you have a dream you think is impossible?