“You Can Be Anything” is a Myth
I don’t believe this.
Sure, I used to believe this. We probably all did. That was what you told kids in the 70s and 80s. I remember someone telling me, “you can be president of the United States.” I remember thinking, “I guess that’s what I have to do now because I can and that will show I tried hard. But I don’t want to be president of the United States.”
I will never be the most organized person in the world.
I will never be great at sports that involve a ball.
Math will never be my thing.
Or directions. I really suck at directions.
I will never be the President of the United States, no matter how hard I try. Even if I wanted that terrible job.
And, to be perfectly honest, at this stage of life, I don’t want to put the mental or physical effort into “trying hard enough.”
I don’t believe you can be anything you want to be. But I do believe you can become a whole lot more of who you already are.
That’s where to put your energy.