They spent every waking moment dreaming first and later working to make those dreams come true. Kids get this. They don’t question if their dreams are crazy. It’s just a natural creative process. It’s the grown-up world that tells the kid to “grow up” or “be more practical” or “that’s impossible!”
I myself could write countless stories of how my daydreams as a kid ended up coming true in a blessed chain of events that I could not have engineered if I tried. Not everything has come true. But enough things to give me goose bumps just thinking about the ones that have. These answered prayers kept me going when at 19 with $300 in my pocket, I decided to move off Iran and persuade my dream of being in an “international” music business. Before leaving Iran, I had built a successful business in Tehran, these prayer dreams kept me going when my friends had an intervention for me because I announced I was leaving the country to write songs and produce for artists that I had grown up with their posters on my walls. Now when I think about it, it sounded more like a joke to my friends and family! For God’s sake, I made that decision when I couldn’t even speak English! And look at life now!
Believe it or not, daydreaming works. It gives us a purpose, and because we just look at it as a dream, we wouldn’t knowingly work for it but it will lay somewhere in our subconsciousness and we would work towards it without even knowing about it. Just if we actually believe in power of daydreaming, that believe will help us to achieve our dreams faster!
Have you given up your childish dreams? I hope not. But the good news is that it’s never too late. I knew NO ONE in the music business when I started out, nor did I have any money to speak of, and as I mentioned I actually couldn’t even speak the same language with the people here but I had something far more powerful- the heart and dreams of a kid.