Life Picks You; You Don’t Get To Pick It
When I was growing up I thought everyone knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. For some reason I never did.
If you told any of the people I went to high school with that I would someday write three books, one a university textbook, have a radio show and run two web sites, they would probably question your choice of pharmaceuticals.
People seem to know from an early age if they want to be doctors, lawyers, builders, and teachers. And somehow it’s a calling for them.
I was always waiting for that call but it never came.
I kept asking why am I here?
And if you don’t pick what you want to do with your life, life will pick it for you.
That’s what happened to me. And guess what? That’s OK. If you are in that same position then read on.
A, B, C, D, Students
There is an old saying, “A students teach, B and C students work for D students.” I think it means that while education is necessary it isn’t the only answer to success.
Things like drive, ambition and initiative are not taught in school but often surface when and idea presents itself.
There is another old saying, “When the student is ready the teacher appears.”
Meaning when an idea appears, the student’s mind becomes an open sponge and learns whatever is necessary to bring their idea to fruition.
Some Final Thoughts
If you have no clue what you want to be when you grow up don’t think you are wasting your time doing whatever it is you’re doing.
Every opportunity in life is a learning experience you take to your next challenge.
Had I not worked with 25 companies in 18 different industries I could never have written my books. I had to gain that "real life" experience in order to present it to others.
My last old saying sums everything up. “Do what you love and the money will follow.”