Joseph Campbell once said, "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
I was reminded of this quote as I drove my kids to school yesterday. They were talking about what they might want to be when they grow up. Animators. YouTubers. Computer Scientists. Coast Guards. Artists.
Remember those days when the world was your oyster and anything was possible?
The world actually never changes, but as we get older we think it does. We lose a little bit of that magic. We start to listen to the voices that ask us, "Who do you think you are?"
We take the job we are trained for. We accept responsibilities and pay bills. We start to think we missed our chance.
But we didn't.
You can't change the past, but you can change the ending. You can still make that dream come true.
Because thoughts become things. You become what you believe.
Kahlil Gibran said, "Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream."
What is your dream for tomorrow? And what plan will you put in place to turn your dream into a reality? How can you change your thoughts to turn challenges into opportunities and darkness into light?
Remember, anything is possible. Just be who you are. It's the privilege of a lifetime.