I remember at a young age being asked by adults this loaded question:
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Without hesitation, my answer would be professional ice hockey goalie or baseball player. Now at a fairly young age I realized this was not going to happen for a bevy of reasons. First, I never played hockey and secondly, I was okay at baseball, but nobody was knocking down my door to become a major league baseball draft pick.
So I ask you the same question, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Now, you may already be “grown up” but I am talking about much more than a job or career….what do YOU want to be?
Too much of what is presented to us today needs to be diluted. Needs to be politically correct. Needs to not offend. Do you know what I say to that? Bullsh!t.
Many of the greatest minds were viewed negatively because of their actions going against the grain. Working within the societal norms does nothing to raise the bar. As Ryan Gossling’s character in Crazy. Stupid. Love. so eloquently put it….”Be better than the GAP.”
What is my point?
If you tend to blame others for your current state of affairs, own your choices and situations and get over it.
If you are unhappy with your current career path, make a change. It may not be for more money at first, but is happiness and health worth less than the almighty buck?
If you are sarcastic, then be sarcastic – but know when to use it to provide levity and laughs, not to harm. With great power, comes great responsibility.
If you believe that you can do anything that you were able to do when you were in your teens or early 20’s….let me know how that goes.
Own the changes that your body is making.
Own the experiences in your life that have molded your perspective on things.
Appreciate the version of you that you currently are.
If you do not approve of yourself. I have news for you…..nobody is going to change you EXCEPT you!
So be something! Something special! Something that others want to know! Something others will respect! Something others will hate because you have your sh!t together! Be something that fits you perfectly! And makes you happy to be you!
Being an asshole does not count because you are making somebody miserable to be happy.
Being understanding that you only have one go around on this rock and try to leave things better than when you arrived should be in the forefront of your choices.
So I have chosen (after a great amount of questionable choices) to be in healthy relationships with people that inspire me to be a more aware person. To be nicer. Less sarcastic at inopportune moments. To work with those that need help in being more fit mentally, physically and appreciate the journey along the way.
I challenge you to take a moment and reflect on your current state of affairs. After your reflection, ask yourself the very simple question….
“Are you where you want to be now that you are grown up?
If not, re-read this blog and reorganize your situation to get to your place of peace.
Be....Something....Special. We all deserve it.
Until Next Time,