What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I sit down to have a career counseling session with an employee, one of the questions I usually ask is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s a question I ask myself at least once every year, , , typically at the end of the year when I develop my New Year resolutions.

My wife has a simple answer to this, “I don’t care what you become, , , I just want you to grow up.”

It’s beneficial to give this and other self assessment questions some thought from time to time.

Today, I’m a small business owner, , , this never really occurred to me in my 20’s or 30’s, , , but for some reason I began thinking more and more about working for myself in my early 40’s. I see this happening with many who I see turn 40, , , they start thinking more about what they want to accomplish in life.

Take 5 minutes a day for 30 days to think about what you want to be in 3 to 5 years. Jot down a few of your thoughts, , , ideas of what you need to do to get there, , , what it is you like to do if money were no issue, , , etc.

Jump out of the box and let yourself dream a bit.

Dreams are what awakens the inner desire of a person to do something more than he is doing today.

Dreams are what creates a hunger to become more than what you are.

Dreams are the start of what could be something big.

Better yet, , , do some dreaming or have some “what if” discussions with your inner circle to explore the possibilities of the future.

In today’s world with technology what it is, , , you can do almost anything.

Dream on!!

 

6 responses to “What do you want to be when you grow up?

  1. Most of the people today are too busy with daily routine tasks, and might forget their initial dream of where/who they want to be. In Chinese there is a say “忙于盲” (Busy with Blind). Watch out.

  2. To dream is good. To aim high is even better.

    • Thanks Casper. I agree totally, , , aim high, prepare yourself and you might surprise yourself about the results you achieve.
      I appreciate your post, , , excellent point.
      Mike

  3. Greate advice but not an easy question to answer. I would encourage each person to have this discussion with themselves and others as opportunities arise.

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