When we are little kids, people ask: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some reply with “a doctor, teacher, lawyer, mommy.” but do we even know what that means? When we graduate from high school, we fear the opportunity to decide who we are supposed to be….we waited for the freedom to make decisions then we have the opportunity and freeze.
What do we do now?
This is where it goes wrong. The choices we make begin to stick with us whether they are right or wrong. Life becomes a lesson. There are choices that we make that we can not avoid at this point due to the severity of the decisions made.
For some, experimenting with drugs, sexual encounters, religion, employment opportunities and relationships. This experimental phase can last for months or years. This is often the point of no return. When reaching a point where shame becomes a norm, we are running from who we envisioned ourselves to be, who the world expects us to be and who we have the ability to be.
Exposure to people, education, training and spiritual guidance tend to mold individuals into who they are meant to be yet everyone does not experience this. If the right people, the right opportunities, the right village never reaches you, do you reach your full potential? Or are you just in the meantime.
How do you get out of the meantime?
Just Ask Anika
Don’t play without a strategy…….