What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

It's a fun question to ask kids because you never know what answer you're going to get... a dinosaur, princess, football player, mom, dog, etc.  The list goes on and on of all kinds of answers we have heard in response to the timeless question.  One of the best thing about kids is scientific boundaries don't exist yet, anything is possible for them, even being a dog.  For them, a dog may truly be what they want to be when they grow up because they see their dog as: happy, loved, excited about life, and fun to be around.  What more can a kid want in life right!?!  Subconsciously they are telling us WHO they want to be.  The meaning behind the answers is more meaningful than the answers themselves.  The underlying WHO is greater than the irrelevant WHAT.   When kids say they want to be a dog when they grow up, I don't think they are trying to pursue WHAT life as a dog looks like; running around on all fours, barking at the mail-man, and drinking water out of a toilet.  

Do we see people for WHAT they are or for WHO they are?  It's hard sometimes to look past the messy fur, smelly dog breath and "dirty paws of life" so-to-speak to see someone with a caring heart that wants to encourage, inspire, or comfort.

Some of WHAT we are, we can control.  Other things are given to us genetically or situationally.  So if we shift our focus onto WHO we are, our identity is secure, regardless of the situation. This is where the real difference is.  The WHAT's in life can change in an instant.  Health, Wealth, Job, Title, fill in the blank.... But WHO we are is stronger than the circumstances of life.  Like they say... life is 10% WHAT happens to you and 90% WHO you are because of it.

WHO we choose to be will naturally lead our actions toward WHAT we do.  However, WHAT we want to be is not strong enough to support the weight of the identity of WHO we are.

So... WHO do you want to be?

Every Adventure Starts With a Single Step

And here is my first step...

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January 6th, 2014 I posted a picture on Instagram with the caption "It's never too late to be what you might have been. #golive" This was the start of The Go Live Project.  I didn't know it at the time, but the birth of a movement and a lifestyle was born that day, the mindset to make the most of every single day and not to simply live, but to GO LIVE.

The Go Live Project is my "First Step" into an adventure that leads to places I do not know... After all, If you knew everything that was going to happen, it wouldn't be an adventure at all.  The dream, and motivation behind starting this project is to inspire action.  Not to simply settle with wherever you currently exist, but to find those things in life that mean the most to you and pursue them.  I recently told a friend about the vision for The Go Live Project, and they asked me "What are you doing about it?" You see... I had done a lot of thinking, but no doing.  I had done lots of dreaming, and for quite some time, but had yet to take my first step.  5 days later, The Go Live Project now has a Website, Instagram and Facebook all with the hopes of inspiring and motivating a community of people who are not content with existing, but are ready to go and live. This was my first step, what will yours be?