My daughter just finished up a musical theater summer camp. Daughter wants to be on Broadway some day. I’ll let you know when she makes her debut. I hope you and I still keep in touch then. It’s going to be awhile. She’s only 11. Let me tell you this musical theater camp was less than a stellar experience. But it got me to thinking (I know, here I go again.)
We all need to know our strengths in our chosen career and the areas where we could use a little help. I’ll use myself as an example.
I don’t like the sight of blood, even my own. I can conclude that being a doctor would be a large mistake. As a matter of fact, I avoid any jobs that require the use of science. I play to my strengths and I write. Way less messy. At least there’s no blood. Well, wait, there is some in my books.
Would you be a chef if you couldn’t cook? A taxi driver in New York City if contact sports isn’t your thing? Of course you wouldn’t. At least I don’t think you would. Would you?
I definitely think we need to identify our strengths when planning our career paths and I plan on helping my kids find theirs. Even now I can tell you my very serious son shouldn’t bank on stand up comedy as a career. He’s your science guy. And daughter better stick to her Broadway dreams because an accountant she isn’t.
What do you want to be when you grow up?