With parental encouragement, children can think and dream about their own futures. Children should be encouraged to dream, to know what their potential is and to be encouraged to achieve it.
Not only does potential encourage wider thought, but it encourages children to be confident, independent and be more in control of their lives.
By the time I had reached my thirties, I hadn’t achieved anything. It was when my mum became terminally ill and she told me my birth was difficult that I intuitively understood, she was ‘opening the door’ for me to find out about my disability.
Without encouragement, we may have low expectations of ourselves, which means it’s not so easy to pick ourselves back up. Some children may go through their childhood and believe what they’re told without question.
Others may think about what they’re being told and may question everything. When we have low expectations, we almost have to talk ourselves into believing that we can achieve and aspire to our dreams and goals.
My first goal was to find out what I had been dealing. I wanted my second goal to be my education, and at the point of diagnosis, I wanted my third goal to be setting up and running my own website. I wanted my fourth goal to have my book published. I am immensely grateful to have achieved all of my goals.
I believe anyone may change their expectations, but first we need to learn how to change. A different approach to managing and raising our expectations is needed. For that to happen, we need to make sure that our goals and dreams are not beyond our reach, but within it.