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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up

This year I turned 32. As much as I can continue to hope, I’m pretty sure I am as tall as I am ever going to get. The last inch I grew was probably over 13 years ago. As much as I wish it was, that isnt what this is about. You see, for some peculiar reason, there seems to be a damning trend. Once we hit 25, it’s like, that’s it, life’s over. Let me continue to work hard in my job and or career and ‘hope’ for the best. NO. Why do we do this? I mean, if you love what you do then by all means, continue on your path and enjoy the fruits of your labour – however – if you would leave your profession at the drop of a hat should you miraculously win 5.6 million this coming Saturday paid for by the miracle workers of Camelot…THEN WHAT ARE YOU DOING? You see too many of us think that dreaming is for kids and this question is only for them. The joy of asking young children this question is you always get the best, most heartfelt answers because they are yet to be poisoned by the big, bad world and havent yet imposed limitations upon themselves. An astronaut, a racing driver, a stunt man, a vet. Whatever the answer, it is never “a retail assistant at Marks & Spencer’s. You ask them what car they want to own when they are older; they tell you ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and 99% of the time, they never say yours. Now just so you all know, I worked most of my life in retail and am yet to own one of the above cars, however the difference between me and many of you is, I simply never stopped dreaming and always knew I was destined for my version of greatness. My message to you is simple, never ever ever ever stop dreaming. If you feel like you want more or can achieve more, go out there and get it. The simple fact is, maybe you no longer have the physical body you need to be recruited by NASA to get onto Apollo 35 but, it’s because of dreamers like Richard Branson creating companies like Virgin Galactic, that allows other dreamers like me to achieve that dream. Yes it isnt technically being an astronaut but it is doing something that 0.0001% of the world will never have the chance to do. My question to you is, why not you? As the great Napoleon Hill once said, “If you can believe it, you can achieve it”. Here is my biggest piece of advice for you. You become who you surround yourself with. If you consider yourself a dreamer and you are surrounded by non-dreamers. Go out there, build your network and you will see how quickly things can change! So now that is all said and done. I ask you again, What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Dream big, we only get one shot!


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