Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" is not just for kids.

  1. Stop your busy life for just three-and-a-half minutes. 
  2. Watch this video.
  3. Answer this question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" in the comments.

How I use my "Like Buckets"

When I grow up, I want to tell stories. Not just any kind of stories. Stories that inspire people. People just like you. To help me get there, I joined Toastmasters two years ago. Right now, I have three priorities all competing for my spare time. One of those priorities is getting an updated copy of my software out there. The sooner this is done, the less competition there is for my spare time. 😃

What do you want to be when you grow up?

( Answer in the comments below )

Semper Fi
Gunny Mike


  1. Great idea. It is useful to get the kids to focus on the question no matter if they are young, in HS or college, and something we adults should consider. I spent the past 20 years focused on raising kids and furthering a career that will help me care for the family. I realized I had to add a third priority to make sure I cared for myself and began exercising again to stay healthy for the family. With the youngest going off to college, part of my work is done and I can start to revisit that question of what I want to do when I grow up.

  2. I like that it is tanglible and has very low barriers to completion. Anybody can do this. The act of writing things down makes them so much more certain and actionable compared to a vague resolution just do something (or not) in the future.
    For my part, I spend most of my time doing things for other people so that I don't let them down. All kinds of circles of people rely on me to get things that matter done. After a while though I resent it and wish I hadn't taken on so much. Something like this might help me strike a better balance. Hmmmm.

    1. I understand where you are coming from. I have had to learn how to say "No". Saying know is the easy part, not feeling guilty about it afterward is the hard part. I want you to picture a dartboard. Tiny"red" center, surrounded by a slightly larger "green" circle. The rest of the dartboard is black. The "red" is you're immediate family and the "green" is your close friends. The black represents the rest of the people you know. Practice saying "No" to this crowd first. Eventually it will become easier.