The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good morning, friends! I hope you already experiencing wonderfulness today! If not, the day is young.
Kids are often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It is a very curious question.
How does a child know what the future holds?
How can a child understand their gifts?
How can a child distinguish important choices?
And who in the world wants to grow up?
The question is more honestly asked for the entertainment and amusement of adults, who ourselves do not understand the simple harms the question does to children. Yet while the question may do simple harm to innocent children, it is a powerful question for persons youth to old age. Rephrased, what would you like to become? Curiously enough, even though you may never have been asked that question, or consciously asked it of yourself, you have surely answered it many, many times.
You see, all realities of your life are results of your choices. I know: someone will split hairs with me and speak of accidents, tragedies, gifts, etc. True enough, but these and other events are extreme outliers in any life and therefore not relevant to an intentional life. What are the intentional results of your life?
Emerson is so correct; the person you will become is the person you decide to be, and the person you are is the one you once decided to become. Looking at your life today I’ll bet you can trace a line back to a choice, choice by choice, action by action, commitment by commitment. What will happen if you make a choice today for a new direction, or a new outcome, or an improved situation? Follow that choice up with intentional actions and you’ll find yourself charting a new life for yourself!
What is the new outcome for you? What is the new direction? What do you want to be ten years from now? Don’t just sit there; get after it! And I have great faith you will do great! And let it begin today. Have a wonderful week.