When I Grow Up…
Do you remember getting this question in childhood as well as answering the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up? Back in the days of being told that “you can do whatever you put your mind to” and if you can dream it you can do it”, we found ourselves dreaming of being astronauts, rocket scientists, firepersons, zookeepers, Michael Jordan, time travelers and working at the waffle house. (Btw, that last one was a real dream of a little one who loved eating there)
Why should that stop once we are adults? Can we not still do what we dream or dare to think big? It would seem that there is an unspoken expectation that happens in adulthood. What once was “reach for the stars”, became “be realistic” or “don’t aim too high”.
What in the world is that!!!!
If we really think about it, we will see how contradictory this can be and how can we inspire the coming generations if we lose hope of doing what we love once we become adults?
So let’s have some fun….
Hello you! What do you want to be when you grow up? Dust off those old goals, dreams and plans and take another more serious look. You will be surprised at what is possible. If we have self-driving cars and a guest room in space, courtesy of the ISS, then it is definitely possible to do what you love during your lifetime. When the Wright brothers said they wanted to find a way for man to fly, I mean I wasn’t there or anything, but I imagine they were probably laughed out of whatever room they were in. Look at us now! Flying around the world is commonplace and people can even go into space!
So what amazing thing excites you? This episode explores some of the ways you can take a dream, or idea, find motivation, create a roadmap, get support and begin the journey towards your destination.