I Had a Thought
What if we could be anyone we wanted to be
Then do anything we set our minds to do
Would we be happy?
Not so fast
If today we wanted to be something
Then tomorrow we wanted to be something else
It wouldn't matter because we would eventually get what we want
Maybe we would be happy for awhile
Would we always want to have more?
Would it conflict with what other people want?
Say if two people want to be the same thing
The person who thought of it first
Would get it then after awhile someone else
There are so many times I want something and I never got it
Would my life of been really that much better?
If I got what I think I wanted
Maybe there was a greater purpose after all
When I was crushed and let down
I had no choice but to try again
Hopefully to succeed
Many times at something else
When the first goal is out of reach
When the window of opportunity has past
I am sad and shaken
What I am is not broken
I keep on trying to do what I couldn't do before
Our minds can carry many thoughts
That is what is wonderful and beautiful
Maybe we weren't meant to be what we thought we would be or do what we set out to do
Because we were meant for greater things
Our dreams were not consistent with our own capabilities
Lets say for sake of an argument
We always liked flying
Then we thought we would be a great steward or stewardess
We applied and were not hired
We learned all there was to learn
As crazy as it seems
There were no openings
Then still did not get hired
Our dreams grew stronger than ever
We not only wanted to travel more
We wanted to be in control
It pushed us to want a bigger and better job and profession
We decided we wanted to be the pilot
After years of learning and studying
We finally get to be that pilot
Now living a new dream
Only because our old dreams have failed
We never would of set our dreams and hopes so high
If it wasn't for our first failure
Then when we tried again
To see if we still wanted the same things as before
Our desire grew bigger and greater than before
So maybe it is time to thank all the dreams that didn't make it
That didn't succeed
This gave us time to rethink
To see if this is what we really want
To make our thoughts crystal clear
Making us focus
So we can pinpoint the exact thing
That we really love
Good luck to every endeavor you take
If you get it or not
DREAM ON (author) on December 17, 2020:
Marie Flint I enjoy your thoughts and your comment on my hub. I keep on trying to see what we can become during are challenges and setbacks even though they are not what we want at this moment in time. When your dreams are larger than life we have to be persistent and do everything to keep our dream alive. Time is always a on going battle and we have to make decisions that help us move forward. I appreciate your advice and your experience you have learned. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Marie Flint from Jacksonville, FL USA on December 16, 2020:
I like the thinking process, and I like the pilot achievement over the stewardess goal, not that one is actually better than the other.
A profound teaching from the Ascended Masters is that "You can only be that which you already are" -and- "There is only one way to thing of yourself--God in manifestation."
So, I live in the moment. Visions come to me, but I function on the immediate desire, however large or small that may be. Goal setting is somewhat useful, but, ultimately, it's our job to just be (and that's already done).
DREAM ON (author) on December 15, 2020:
Denise McGill It is hard to think back and remember. Sometimes it brings back bad memories that have made us very angry because of how many things didn't go as planned and how much we had to work and struggle. In the end we are better off but we did not have a choice. Today I hope your passion for art has grown to beautiful new heights and you have reached the success you had always wanted.Thank you so much for commenting and sharing. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.
Denise McGill from Fresno CA on December 12, 2020:
I have to agree with you. You don't always feel happy when you get what you want the first time trying. It is the striving that gives more joy than the achieving. I know I wanted to be an artist but it became stronger because everyone was against me and even finances were against me. Would I be as happy achieving this goal if it weren't so hard to get here? Maybe not.
DREAM ON (author) on December 11, 2020:
Peggy Woods I often wondered if our life is ruled by fate or do we really have control of what we do. Then if we knew it would take all the fun out of trying. I can't wait for the next success story but unfortunately, a problem might come first. Thank you so much. Have a great day. Have a wonderful and sweet Merry Christmas.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 10, 2020:
Sometimes failure in one endeavor can push us to greater achievements in another one. Was it preordained, or was it happenstance? Does it matter either way? Those are good questions to ponder in the middle of the night.
DREAM ON (author) on December 09, 2020:
Chrish Canosa I keep on playing the good thoughts over and over in my head like a song on the radio you have heard many times. I never get sick of them. I hear it come on and I get all excited and can't wait to hear every word. Thank you for always reading and sharing. One day we both will succeed and away we will go. far up into the stars. It will all be well worth it. I am so happy for you. I always knew you could do it. A job well done. What's next. Anything your hearts desire. Have many wonderful dreams.
DREAM ON (author) on December 09, 2020:
Ann Carr Our minds can do so much. Then again people say it can trick you into believing something not true to be true. I have to read and more learn more about that. All I know I have a whole list of failures and my good list is pretty short. I have to see what the long and a waited outcome will be. Patience and understanding is needed. I will keep at it. I am so close to success I can taste it. Sorry, that was a little chocolate ice cream a little girl wiped on me at the store when she bumped into me by mistake. Wouldn't it be nice if success tasted like ice cream. I would take all flavors all the time. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Have one special night.
DREAM ON (author) on December 09, 2020:
John Hansen I look at my failures as just stepping stones for something more wonderful. Something that I could not even picture yet. When in the middle of it all I get down and out. I can't seem to snap out of it. So it has taken me a long time to trust my gut and if it didn't work for me cut myself a little slack and learn to relax. Take a step back and think again. I feel in my heart and soul my first choice was the right choice. I have to play the waiting game to see what life has in store for me. I think we can all learn to share each others mistakes and help each other get right back on that horse that through us for a loop. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a great night.
Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on December 06, 2020:
Indeed my friend! We have to have a clearer vision of our values and internalize them to heart. Another great article ;-) I hope you enjoyed the weekend God bless and lots of love from the Philippines!
Ann Carr from SW England on December 05, 2020:
It's amazing what we can do in the end, if we persevere. This is an upbeat, inspiring piece, exploring your thoughts in the middle of the night! It's strange how the mind wanders at such times, how the brain comes up with random thoughts, apparently straight from sleep!
Without dreams we would be nothing, so any dream is worth it I believe.
I hope you're keeping safe and well.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 05, 2020:
What a great message, Dream On. I have failed at a number of things and then concentrated on something else to find I wanted that more. I enjoyed reading this.