Going big is freaking scary and takes a lot of work too. You may fall hard and painfully, you may fail spectacularly, or you may just fizzle out; none of which is very appealing. For 99% of the population, the risk associated with change is a favorite excuse to stay stuck right where they are. Big dreams take a backseat and life moves on.
I love watching my children color. They do it with so much focus and pure creativity (in other words, while they’re in process, they leave judgement at the door). Rarely do I hear them freak out that their creation didn’t turn out just as planned; instead of crying over a bad choice, they simply turn it into something new that works.
I’m definitely one of “those Moms.” I make my kids crazy because I’m always worried that they will get hurt if they climb to the top of the play structure, jump over a fence or roughhouse too much in the pool. “Don’t do that! Stop it! What are you thinking?!” comes out of my mouth far too often. Luckily, I recognize that and I am working on giving my kids the space to grow, make mistakes and learn without a mom-intervention.