Sunday, May 26, 2013
Are we sending the wrong message to our children? We tell them "you can do anything you want to do, and you can be anything you want to be".
But, really they can't. We are, each and everyone of us, limited by physical and mental boundaries with which we were born. It's in our genes.
I cannot, no matter how hard I try, be a world class weight lifter. I am 5' 7" and 149 pounds today. I am 66 years old, so I doubt, no matter how hard I tried, could I soon become a world class jockey, either. Nor could Shaquille Oneil likely become one either. Oh man, there's a visual I don't like.
What we can do, is become the best that WE can be. We can strive for excellence in all areas, cerebral and anatomical. And that is the message we should give our kids.
We can be our best at everything we want to do. Study, train and challenge yourself, you will be rewarded with more than you possibly could imagine.
Yes, we can be "the best that we can be" and not be "anything we want to be", and that's still a pretty good thing.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.