We Were All Born With Wings to Achieve Our Dreams

· March 7, 2019
Even though we’ve lost the innocence and illusions of childhood with each new phase of our lives, we were all born with wings and we can get them back if we have lost them.

Everyone in this world is born with wings. As children, we have an innocent gaze and a heart and mind full of dreams and goals, which we are eager to achieve as adults.

Whether you achieve them or not depends on a lot of different things: your attitude, strength, motivation, support, a pinch of luck, and the right personal and social contexts.

Of course, it’s not easy. Though we are all born with wings, keeping them throughout your whole life is no simple task.

Every disappointment, every stone in the road, and every betrayal can take your feathers away until you eventually lose that breath that once gave strength to your dreams.

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One thing that’s good to remember is that the people who should never lose their wings are children. Childhood should be that wonderful time when you believe anything that you imagine is possible.

Born with Wings to Achieve your Dreams

The brain of a child has an exceptional gift that will help them through their childhood and adolescence.

This gift is the power of learning, or neuroplasticity, and it is during this time that you must stimulate their capabilities to the max in order to allow them to grow and develop their wings to fly.

The people who often cut the wings of children are family members. In addition, the modern educational system can do a lot of harm.

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Families that enable vs. families that disable

Redhead child playing with butterfly born with wings
You’ve probably already heard about democratic versus dictatorial education. These are two very different educational styles where children internalize a set of values that can affect how they develop into adults.

Families that enable their children respect their children’s emotional needs and dreams. They offer children roots and security based on recognition and respect. Additionally, these parents open doors so their children can achieve anything they want. Of course, this is always under the guidance of an adult.

Families who disable their children, on the other hand, have a life plan laid out for their children. Furthermore, they force their children to fit into their parents’ schemes.

These parents don’t consider their child’s wishes or their need to enjoy childhood. Although their children are born with wings, these parents temporarily “clip” them. Moreover, parents may see their children’s dreams as simply “nonsense.” They may steer them toward different goals in life.

If you’ve experienced this type of upbringing and education during childhood or early adolescence, you might see yourself as being limited in life. Additionally, you may believe you aren’t as capable or deserving enough to achieve your dreams.

Woman in woods born with wings faerieReplace the wings that have been lost

You were born with wings and they can never disappear entirely. After you get through childhood or adolescence, there will always be new opportunities for those who continue to rely on themselves and believe in their right to be happy.

Your wings will continue to grow with each new dream you have and each step you take with security and poise. You will grow every time you believe you deserve something much better.

In order to heal, you first need to figure out if the people around you give wind to your flight or take it away.

A complicated emotional relationship, a family member who still controls you, or a few friends who care more about their own self-interests than the common good are all aspects that can greatly impede your self-esteem.

Make yourself a priority. Convince yourself every day that your happiness is a worthwhile endeavor.

Born With Wings to Decide Your Own Destiny

If there’s someone by your side who’s going to pluck another feather to stop your personal growth, review the situation and see if it’s worth it. Furthermore, it could be time to make the decision to erase that person from your life.

Angel with wings illustration
It might also be necessary to remember something important. Sometimes, in order to recover the wings you’ve lost, you have no choice but to “take flight” and this is something that you’ll have to do alone.

  • By daring to fly we mean making a change. Changing your surroundings, your friends, or even your attitude.
  • Once you take that first step toward change you’ll feel so much more free, without that toxic baggage or rocks in your shoes.
  • This inner well being is so pleasant and rewarding that, almost without realizing it, you’ve recovered your wings again.

Your wings are ready to fly you to your dreams.

 

  • Edwards, K. R., & Martin, R. A. (2014). The conceptualization, measurement, and role of humor as a character strength in positive psychology. Europe’s Journal of Psychology10(3), 505-519.