This was another wonderful question sent in that I chose to answer in my “Ask Petey” video series. Often when clients share their history with me they recall specific words or conversations from their adolescent years that were burned into their memory. For example:
- “My mother said I was just a daydreamer, and I would amount to nothing.”
- “I was always yelled at because they said I wasn’t listening.”
- “I would get a hard rap across the knuckles by the nuns for daydreaming in class.”
- “My father would say that if I worked as hard as I sat and stared off into space I’d be a millionaire.”
- “My teacher told me to stop dreaming and just live in the real world.”
It is so very sad when dreams of any type are squelched and the person is made to feel like a fool or a failure for spending time on what many more enlightened souls feel is crucial to your psyche!
Did you know that Albert Einstein was a good student but that he cut class a lot? He would go outside to sit under a tree justtodaydream! His teachers did not thinkhe was a young mandestined for greatness! His professors actually called him a “lazy goof-off.” In his first job as a substitute teacher, he was trying to make ends meet. When his father passed away, he thought his son was a failure.
Einstein’s next job was as a patent clerk. He spent the majority of his time DAY-DREAMING out the third floor window. His most pivotal thoughts came while daydreaming like, “what would it be like to ride a light beam?” In fact, his daydreams would later be termed “thought experiments” and would be the foundation for his physics breakthroughs!
There were many other famous people in the same position…but they didn’t stifle their creativity. They just went for it! What about you? Is it something you do on a regular basis?
To hear more about this topic, please watch my video!
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