Why Grown-Ups Stopped Dreaming?


Dreams are like star…you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.

When you ask a young child (toddler) this question,

“What would you like to be when you grow up?”

With a child-like confidence they would blurt out and say,

“I want to be a Lawyer, theater actress, doctor, painter, supermodel, superstar, etc”.

Follow that question with,

“What would you want to have?”

And no doubt they can answer just the same.

For a toddler who dreams to become a theater actress, the next thing you’ll see her is enrolling in a voice lesson and stage workshops. That toddler will patiently discipline herself to learn the skill so as to achieve her dream.

On the other hand, try to ask an adult (grown-up) the same questions, and what you’ll get as an answer is a smirk, blank or confuse face.

Most adult stops dreaming as they grow older.  Sadly, they see dreaming as fantasy and will even discourage others that still dreams. They focus too much on the negative realities of life that all they do is complain with how messed up their life is.  And as they continue to think that way, their reality gets even worse.


I have observed and witnessed that the greatest ignorance of humanity is the lack of knowledge on the power of their thoughts.  Most grown-ups are not aware of how powerful their thoughts can become which is why they don’t know how to direct their thought patterns and focus on what is important.

As such, most grown-ups live their lives complaining on every single circumstances that happens in their life.  And the more they complain, the more they feel bad and their life gets harder.

As they see life as a struggle, they think of dreaming as an illusion, which eventually leads their life to nowhere.

I’m a CPA by profession but studying and observing human psychology is my passion.  And as I have observed,

The difference between successful and unsuccessful people are these two things:

  1. Thoughts/Mindset
  2. Dreams/ Goals

Successful People carefully manage their thoughts and dreams for they are aware of the great impact it creates in their life.  They focus their thoughts on what is good and needs to be done relevant to their dreams or goals.  They allot time for studying and improving their skills because they understand that success is not something to wish, but to act upon.  For them, each day is live at it’s best and with purpose.

On the other hand, Unsuccessful People do not manage their thoughts and dreams, in fact, they don’t care about it.  Which is why they wake up and end their day doing the same old routine.  They don’t set a time to study and improve their skills or talents because they don’t even have dreams in mind, they don’t know what they want.  Oftentimes, they let life just pass by then wake up one day feeling lost and burden for they don’t know where they are and where they’re heading.

Now, ask yourself, are you that same grown-up?  Have you stopped dreaming and setting your goals?  

For a final note, I would like to leave this quote from T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind:

Most people don’t get what they want because they don’t know what they want.


  1. Completely agree with this. It reminds me of my parents!


  2. Thanks for the feedback Tim..

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