*Repost* Who Do You Want To Become?

*Repost* Who Do You Want To Become?

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What do you want to be when you grow up is one of the most asked questions of kids after they hit age 10 in the United States.

Most kids say they want to be doctors, teachers, athletes, or celebrities.  But do any of us really think about what we want to do when we “grow up?”  I didn’t until my wife got pregnant and I had to think about it.

I know people who are almost 30 who still don’t know what they want to do.  So I feel fortunate to know exactly what I want to become…

I want to be great at everything I do.  Including being a dad and husband.  Investor.  Entrepreneur.  Teacher.  Philanthropist.  And world traveler among other things.  And I try to work toward my goals every day.

But there is one thing that stops us from becoming great and achieving our goals.  Adversity.

When many of us hit adversity or fail, we quit or procrastinate.

Not the winners…

The best among us persevere through the hard times.  And succeed because their will demands they succeed.  Not trying is not in their vocabulary.  Nothing else matters except working towards their goals.  Every day.  Every hour.  And every minute they can.

Until they reach their goals.

They still fall along the way… But this only makes their resolve stronger.

Another reason many of us quit when we face adversity is because working toward greatness requires sacrifice.

So… Who do you want to become?  And what are your goals?  Let me know in the comments below.