From early on in our childhood we dream of becoming something or being someone!
On March 1, 2015, as I found myself touring the Newark Airport. It was the stopover on my way to Israel, a trip of a lifetime… Anyways, I noticed a peculiar advertising poster (pictured above).
The girl in the ad says “when I grow up I want to be a chef.” Notice that the ad does not say “when I grow up I want to cook.”To cook and to be chef are two very different things! Cooking is doing something. Being a chef appeals to an identity.
This notion of being gives meaning to our lives as a whole.
We recently picked up the book “Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul.” As soon as I started reading I realized my soul was in for a treat!!
Early on in the book, the author calls us to go from over scheduled to organized by guiding the reader through the process of simplifying his/her calendar. He writes:
Immediately I realized my schedule needed some simplifying… I enjoyed the type of work I was doing. My calendar was full of to do’s and I was good at getting them done. However, the problem was that I was not allowing much time to become the me that I dream to be.
Ultimately, the book became my accomplice as I resigned from my day job!
Food for thought
If there is ever a time “to be or not to be” that time is NOW! Maybe it’s time to recover the dreams of who you want to become.
So I ask you: When was the last time you stopped to think about who you want to be?