One summer afternoon, four hungry guys went out to lunch to discuss the finishing touches on a movie they had been working on. Near the end of the lunch, one of them asked, “what are we going to work on next after we finish this movie’? This might have been the most important question ever asked in animation film history.
Grabbing a paper napkin, they started sketching outlines and characters that would make up their next four films. You might have heard or even watched one of these: A Bugs Life, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and Wall-E.
Big dreams can happen when you least expect it. All you have to do it live with your heart open.
While the pace and timing of re-opening our country is unknown, I want to encourage you with a tip I recently heard that might help you to create some space to dream.
This idea was shared with us by Amy Downs, a survivor of the OKC bombing, on this week’s LINK with Loveworks episode.
Imagine that a package arrived in the mail tomorrow and you received your very own personal magic wand with the following instructions. You have been granted one wish and one wish only. With the wave of this wand, you can go anywhere, and be whatever your heart desires.
Now before waving that wand, I want you to pull out a couple of napkins, your favorite pen or crayon and get writing.
In case you are having a hard time getting started, here are a few probing questions to think about:
- What did you used to daydream about when you were a kid?
- What burdens or tugs at your heart?
- If you let go of the fear of failure, what would you risk?
Now, before you ask for a refund to return your magic wand, I really do believe it’s possible that there might be magic in the words you wrote on your napkin.
We truly believe at Loveworks that you are never too young to dream and you are never too old to do your dream.
(Malala Yousafzai, is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, received at age 17. Colonel Sanders started Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65!)
Still stuck, stay tuned as we get ready to explore our personal bucket lists next week.
P.S. if you were at all curious what about the movie the animators from Pixar were working on finishing…have you ever heard of Toy Story?