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.
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.
Yew, , , so true, , , thanks for your comment.
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.
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.
Great point, , , self reflection can be a challenge if you are honest with yourself. It’s a good thing to do, though.
Best of success,