Children learn to either dream big or adopt limited thinking from the environment and influence of those with who they are in constant association. As parents, when we remove the cap of limited thinking from our minds we allow our children the freedom to think and dream big.
Here are 4 ways which you can help, not only your child, but also yourself dream big.
1) Encourage your child
When your child comes to you and says, "Mom, I'd like to be a famous actress," you don't say, "That's nice dear but we could never afford to send you to acting school." Instead say, "That's great, dear. If that's what you truly want to do, when you're watching your favourite shows you can begin to memorize the lines and practice acting. We will find a way to make this happen for you."
This way, you're giving your child the encouragement she needs to dream big and an avenue through which she can begin to activate her dream which will allow the Universal power to draw to her what she needs to fulfill that desire.
2) Establish confidence
Help your child believe in himself because you believe in him. When you assure your child that you believe in him, even if at first he may not accept it for himself right now, the energy of your belief will begin to transfer onto your child. Finally, your child will be confident in his ability to do what he set out to do.
3) Develop a positive mindset
If your child begins to doubt herself, encourage her to have a positive mindset; that she can do this and that she will succeed. Suggest for her to create her own affirmations to keep her mind from becoming overrun with doubt. Share with her the success of others who've also used affirmations to help them succeed.
4) Choose friends wisely
Help your child understand the importance of surrounding himself with positive-minded friends who will encourage him to pursue his dream. You could say something like, "I would not choose your friends for you but you would want to surround yourself with people who also know what they want and are going in that direction. That way you can encourage them and they can do the same for you."
No matter what age your child is, she can cultivate the 'dream big' mindset to achieve great things in life and explore her talents and watch them grow and expand into their fullest potential. As you are helping your child, you'll be teaching yourself as well.