There could be a Walter Mitty in us all

Each and every one of us has fantasies about a different life, where we say things that perhaps we are not brave enough to say in real life, or we do things that we are fearful of doing in reality…perhaps we skydive, bungee jump or wrestle bears. Perhaps we have the job we really want in our heads but don’t know how to get to it in our actual life.

An imagination and daydreaming are essential for creativity and sadly in our current world, there is little time for fantasising, daydreaming and imagining a different life.

If we do not act upon these thoughts, however, then there is eventually a danger that we live one life in our heads and a quite different one in reality which only leads to an internal frustration and eventually a regret.

We could become Walter Mitty.

The secret life in our heads


We all have this secret life in our heads.

Uh oh, maybe it’s just me.

It is where we often imagine how we might like to be and pretend that is how we are inside our heads.

It’s a fantasy life.

Living a real one takes practice and that is all we need to do, one step at a time, practice building our real life based on the one that we live out in our head.

It is just learning the habit of taking one almost unnoticeable step, after another, in the direction of our dream life day-by-day.

What will hold us back is making the steps too big and too complicated.