This is more of a note-to-self.
When we were young, full of hope, and didn’t know any better, we’d get asked this question by the adults:
What do you want to be, when you grow up?
We’d say things like “a fire-fighter, police, actor, singer, ballerina”. Some of the more disillusioned would say things like be a “superhero” (seriously?), and the adults would just laugh and go “awww”.
Of course, now we all know better. We grew up, our dreams died, our bills grew. And soon enough, we forgot about those childhood dreams. We took up jobs in finance, accounting, law, construction, and little by little, day by day, we die just a little bit more. Our dreams drifting further and further.
We start making secondary dreams. Like “I’m going to write a book”, “I’m going to travel the world”, but those are almost always pre-faced with one word: Someday.
- Someday, when I save enough money, I’ll go travel the world.
- Someday, when inspiration hits me, I’ll be able to write my book.
- Someday, I’ll take up a course, and move one step closer to being a chef.
It gives you a plan to look forward to, but also a reason to procrastinate. And someday, before you realise it, you’d have missed that boat, too.
Turn that ‘someday’ into ‘today’. What can you do, today, to help inch you ever that closer to your dream?
Someday, I’d like to be able to sit on my balcony, write my novel, and not have to worry about paying the bills. Today, I’m thinking about building a business that will help me ultimately achieve that.
What’s your ‘someday‘, and what are you doing about it, today?