Dream and create like a child

“Psychologists have long known that art created by children can be an accurate reflection of their inner worlds.”

Felix Baumgartner: when kids’ drawings reveal their ambitions by John Henley

(Shared by @DesignTrust)

Children create for the fun of creating. Creation is intuitive. Fast paced. Decisive. Untamed. Very young children impulsively slap a colour here and another there; clearly enjoying the sensation and experience without thought or planning. As dexterity improves, pictures express thoughts. Children decide to draw a special picture for Halloween, for Mum, of a toy they love or a dream they have.

Childhood drawing by Felix Baumgartner. Adult skydiver who was the first man to break the sound barrier jumping from a helium balloon in the stratosphere.

Every kid who drew themselves in a rocket won’t go to the moon. Every childhood creation isn’t a crystal ball into the future, but each line shows something of our personality. Our natural impulsiveness or our desire to colour in the lines. Crossing the finish line, winning the trophy, standing on the shoulders of giants.

Ask your family what you used to draw. You may just find some clues to your true calling. Your big dream. Your life without coulda, woulda, shoulda.

Each day we create our own destiny. Create for the fun of creating. Trust your intuition. Act fast. Act decisively. Live an untamed life. Enjoy the warmth of that big yellow sunshine beaming down on you from the corner of your life’s picture book.

Follow your dreams.


What’s your big dream? What did you dream of doing as a child?