To be or not to be that’s [always] the question

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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:

My schedule is less about what I want to get done and more about who I want to become.

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?

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