and what have I been up until now? Does that
determine who I'm going to be over the next five or ten
years? I suppose the better question is: Does
that necessarily determine who I'm going to be?
people stepped into the roles they now occupy when they're
very young--far too young to be able to say truly what
they wish to accomplish with their lives. And once
they've been in those roles for a number of years and
they've started to feel a sense of safety and security,
they find it almost impossible to step out of those
roles. Their choices for today are determined by
trying to maintain the lives they've lived up until now.
what if you're an insurance adjuster who dreams of being
an actor? Are you limited in life to continuing to
be an insurance adjuster for the rest of your days?
What if you're a school administrator who dreams of being
a classroom teacher? Are you truly limited to
staying in the office for the rest of your working years?
a choice to step off in a new direction means that
sacrifice will be necessary. Many people won't make
that sacrifice because family members also will be
affected by their actions; what they don't seem to want to
admit is that their family members also are affected--even
at a very subtle level--by their dissatisfaction and their
unfulfilled dreams and ambitions.
been blessed to be born in a time of opportunity, days
when almost anyone can accomplish almost anything.
More and more people are finding out that they don't have
to maintain the status quo for the sake of security, but
that they're willing to make a shift in their lives for
the sake of fulfillment. And even though struggles
surely will rise up, they can't compare to the riches that
we'll find through the fulfillment of our dreams and
wishes and aspirations.