What do I want to be when I grow up?
The first time you ask yourself that question is when you are very young – if you ever asked it. Frankly, somebody else usually asks you, and you probably didn’t have an answer and just took off running with this thing called life.
And then it happens —
Forty or fifty years later, people start asking themselves that question again after a family and career. The lucky ones don’t confine it until they retire; they question who they are. It can be a scary time.
If you are looking for a change in your life, here are a few things to understand—
You can’t move forward by hanging on to what you have.
Remember, you get more of what you focus on in your life. If you focus on what you give up, you’ll get more. Instead, you must focus on the unknown future and look for clues about what you will do.
I call the process “Exploring Your Possibilities.
Imagine if anything is possible and there is no limitation or consequence. There is no commitment required, and money doesn’t matter. Time has no impact. None of that matters because once you stumble upon what you want, you will have arrived, and everything will be forever different.
How do you make this happen?
The secret is to put the brakes on what you are doing while you seek new adventures. It will take time to find a good fit, so you’ll have to ensure you don’t slide back into your old ways. Don’t do it, no matter how comfortable it may feel to get back in your comfort zone.
Pump the brakes. Hold on to the space you’ve created. Explore your possibilities, and let life unfold in front of you. It may not happen overnight. Then again, maybe it will.