Other Ways To Be Successful In Life
When asked the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my nine year old daughter constantly replies “a famous singer”.
When I try to bring her gently back to reality by asking “but what if you don’t manage to succeed in being a singer, she immediately replies, “then I will be a famous actress instead.”
It is sad but true that in today’s fame obsessed culture most young people aspire to be a famous celebrityrather than seeking careers in the more traditional roles like nursing, teaching or becoming a lawyer.
This is sad and sure to lead to disappointment. That is why it is important for me to be a good example to my children by being successful in my business and providing a secure childhood for them.
I will then hopefully make them realise that should they fail in their quest to become famous , then at least there are still other ways to achieve success and fulfilment rather than simply accepting that you have to get a job being a waiter, lawyer, doctor or a mechanic.
I know my children feel privilidged that I am home all day every day running my business from home, choosing the hours and days I decided to work. If nothing else I hope they feel that there is always an opportunity for them to do the same.