Write Your Dreams in Pencil

We all know as gifted adults that our interests and motivations are many and magnificent.  What is exciting for us today isn’t always what moves us tomorrow.  But we’ve also discovered that that isn’t such a bad thing.

But what happens to our dreams then?

Sometimes when we’re so excited about a topic of interest we feel like we want to do that forever, or at least for a very long time.  But then when our interests change, so do our dreams.

So the key for us is to write our dreams in pencil.  When we recognize that what we ‘really want to do in life’ may change, it’s easier for us not to beat ourselves up over it when it does.

And because gifted adults are on a high learning and exploring curve, who we are and what we know today isn’t the same as it will be tomorrow.  That means that we may just be in a totally new position with a totally new perspective when the morning sun appears.  And that’s the excitement of being gifted!

If you haven’t heard the audio on finding your life passion yet, you can check it out right here.  It’ll help put things in perspective as well.

But above all, remember that erasing old desires to see new adventures and goals clearly doesn’t mean you don’t know what you want, as people around you may say.  It just means that there’s so much to investigate that we need to change our point of view every now and then to be able to fit it all in!  🙂

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  • Mindy

    When I finally realized this about myself, life improved. A big part of the improvement was that I gave myself permission to dabble. And to dabble as long as the dabbling was still interesting me. Once I felt like I had “conquered” that interest enough to satisfy myself, I moved on.

    By giving myself permission to be like this, I also lost that feeling of being judged by those around me who I thought were looking at it negatively.

    Now, I just get questions like, “What are you going to choose for you next hobby?” Instead of hearing this as a judgment, I hear it as a loved one sharing my joy at discovering so many interesting things in the world.

    A total mind shift.

    • Gifted

      Now, I just get questions like, “What are you going to choose for you next hobby?” Instead of hearing this as a judgment, I hear it as a loved one sharing my joy at discovering so many interesting things in the world. A total mind shift.

      What a great way to look at it! It sounds like you’re really confident in this area, and that’s a wonderful way to be.

      I hope you’ll continue to share your insights because I think they will be very beneficial for others here.