What did you want to be when you grew up?
In the sixth grade we had a substitute teacher and he went down the rows asking each one of us what we wanted to be when we grew up. I can remember how nearly all the children were focused on what each child said, watching intently to hear the choice. This man that came in for a few days was an older very wise man and I remember things that he said some 47 years ago. It was the first time I had ever heard the phrase, "Consider the source and ignore it." He told us how there will always be people that try to put us down and not want us to get ahead. I have thought of that saying hundreds of times.
My occupation of choice back on that day was to be a psychiatrist. I had no idea what it required and for years that's what I thought I wanted to be. That certainly didn't happen, but I did get to do counseling for years. I am so much happier in business management in the health care field.
I'm curious, what did you want to be when you grew up?