I feel like very few, very lucky people know what they wanted to do from a young age, loved it and made it happen. Amongst these are the types who say, “Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life,” making me want to simultaneously throw up and punch that person in the face. That said, I’m genuinely thrilled for them and their rare feat. Some of these people are great successes like Steven Spielberg who was born to be, well, Steven Spielberg.
I don’t personally believe this is the norm and I don’t believe these are the normal standards that we should be held up to, though I think it happens all the time. I’ve seen in many a TV interview, the successful subject often says, I knew what I wanted to be when I was a kid or I had a clear vision of everything I wanted to achieve before I was out of high school.
Hmm, I don’t know about you, but as a kid I can’t remember ever saying or knowing a particular job I gravitated towards and as a teen I had a clear vision of nothing. How about you? Are we thusly meant to feel or be inadequate when we weren’t thrust from the womb with our aspirations and dreams all mapped out?
The answer is No. Why? Because it has to be. So, we weren’t as potentially lucky, or gifted, or driven as some others from a young age. So what!? We’ve managed to become good people and good adults and the fact that I and we are here determined to “Grow Bolder” is proof positive that it’s not too late.
Let’s believe in ourselves. The universe will start feeding us clues, dreamy clues. We just need to be open to them.