What Do I Wanna Be Now That I’m Grown Up?

My Heart: What do you wanna be when you grow up?

Me: I already am grown up.

My Heart: Then you begin to see yourself clearly. You’re gaining clarity about who you already are.

Me: I’ve longed for a definite direction to go in. I’ve seen certain other people have a clarity of purpose. They know what they’re here for, and they’re doing it. They shine their light because they know what their light is.

My Heart: Do you rejoice in their triumphs?

Me: I admit to having struggled in rejoicing with them. I’ve often wondered when it will be my turn.

My Heart: Your turn to shine your light because you know what your light is?

Me: Exactly.

My Heart: Do you believe it’s possible to know yourself that well?

Me: I’ve greatly desired to know myself that well. I haven’t consistently believed that it’s possible though. I like to think that I’m building such a belief.

My Heart: You are accurate in such thinking. You walk by faith, not by sight. Imagine believing without seeing. What a blessing that would be!

Me: Especially since my second year of college, I’ve known that writing and speaking are part of what I desire to do now that I’m grown up.

My Heart: It goes back further than that.

Me: Yes, by a few years. I got to do writing and speaking when I was in high school. It didn’t feel like work.

My Heart: Does it feel like work now?

Me: Besides the discipline required to make sure that I do it? No, it doesn’t feel like work at the best of times, especially when I’m in the flow state.

My Heart: And at the worst of times?

Me: I end up back in that most well-worn of places. I don’t see the value in what I could say.

My Heart: Have you ever considered that your doubts give you a clue about who you really are?

Me: Now and then that thought has come to mind. I’ve considered that if I think the opposite of what my doubts are telling me, then I begin to see reality for how it really is. I begin to see the truth instead of lies masquerading as the truth.

My Heart: So, your doubts are telling you to look the other way. When you would think that you have nothing valuable to say, it can in fact be that your words, both written and spoken, do have value contained within them. What you would communicate is of value and worth sharing.

Me: What do I want to be now that I’m grown up? I choose to be a writer and a speaker.

My Heart: And so you are.

Bob Proctor Quotes About Faith and Related Matters

“Believing is seeing, not the other way around.” – Bob Proctor

“Faith and fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see. You choose.” – Bob Proctor

“To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all. But to believe in the unseen is both a triumph and a blessing.” – Bob Proctor

“You are the only problem you will ever have, and you are the only solution.” – Bob Proctor

“Do you want to know what you think about most of the time? Take a look at the results you’re getting. That will tell you exactly what’s going on inside.” – Bob Proctor

“If you don’t believe, you’re not ready.” – Bob Proctor

“Faith is the ability to see the invisible.” – Bob Proctor

“You don’t decide what your purpose is in life. You discover it. Your purpose is your reason for living.” – Bob Proctor

“Richness is not about what you have. It is about who you are.” – Bob Proctor

“Don’t be an extra in your own movie. Move out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid of feeling uncomfortable or awkward. Step out and make it happen.” – Bob Proctor

“You must make your dream a priority in order for it to become your life.” – Bob Proctor

“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilirating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.” – Bob Proctor

“Sit down and then write it down with a pen, then make up your mind that you are going to do it. Don’t spend any time thinking of why you can’t. The fun is not in getting it. The fun is in growing. Goals are to help us grow. Goals are to help us get. The getting is a side benefit. The growth is the real benefit.” – Bob Proctor


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James Barnett

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