While we were down home we got to spend a lot of time with my four year old little cousin, Chris, who is also going to be the flower girl for our wedding. What a smart kid! we were constantly blown away by the things she would come up with. For example, after a rousing game of Candy Land in which our grandma came out the victor, she walked over to shake her hand and said "Congratulations.......this time!" hahah love that competitive spirit! :P
While Justin was taking some pictures of her one morning, he got this sound clip of her talking on his Nikon D2xs (a very cool function of that camera!) about what she wants to be when she grows up. What she had to say really got us both thinking.
Wow, how many adults have that clear of an idea of what they want to do with their lives...and more importantly, how many of us are putting in that kind of work to get there? It seems like the word "practice" falls out of our vocabulary sometime after we leave high school. That was what you did to play baseball, not run a business or build a career. But how else are you supposed to reach those dreams you have in your head without....practice? I guess what my cousin was saying could be summed up with two (of our most grown up) words: Focus and Drive. Either one with out the other and you're just standing still or going around in circles. Like I said....smart kid.
In the words of the Great Dr.Seuss
You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You're on your own, and you know what you know
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where you go.
And OH, the places you'll go!