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What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up

12/13/2016 06:11 EST | Updated 12/13/2016 06:11 EST

What we dream to be, when we are children (for some of us), is often the only clue in knowing who we are and what we are to accomplish while we are here on earth.

I personally discovered at an early age that I had a fascination with words. As if a soft wind would blow sentences into my ear, whether or not I was aware of it, and my fingers would keep time with the rhythm of my sister's typewriter.

A voice of inspiration was linking sentences after sentences while my heart pounded in my chest. Not only was there stress caused by the rapid pace, but also by the voice continuing to dictate, as I would try to free the character bar.

However, I realized I could form sentences with words I had no previous knowledge of, or was uncertain of the meanings. That was something! :-)

What excites and motivates us

If we dream of piloting an airplane, becoming a doctor, owning a restaurant or beauty salon, this is surely not a coincidence.

Unfortunately, as we grow up, our decisions are often affected by an obligation to do what is best for our future. This is a purely cerebral reasoning. It has nothing to do with what excites us, motivates us and makes us vibrant.

When we choose to do what is best, while neglecting to consider what stimulates us, it is as if we are cutting the cord which supplies our vital energy. As a result, we lose our enthusiasm and motivation, and learn to function on our reserves. But for how long?

For example, we may want to be a lawyer because it is what our family has done for generations. We may search for any stable job because we wish to reassure our parents. We may try to enter into a serious relationship because we believe that at our age it is the norm. We may try to raise a family because this is what we believe it should be - and so on.

We go against our nature by believing incorrectly that we have no choice. In fact, we always have a choice. No matter how many reasons we come up with to convince ourselves otherwise, there will always come a time in our lives when new opportunities will appear. There will always be a second chance to make the right decision.

We must learn to make our own choices because if we don't, this part of us that is missing - happiness - will, in fact, eventually return as sadness or regret.

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