If you knew you could devote yourself to any single occupation–music, writing, acting, business, politics, medicine, etc.–and be among the best and most successful in the world at it, what would you choose? If you knew you had only a 10 percent chance of being so successful, would you still put in the effort?
I would devote myself to the etc. You don’t see too many et ceterans in the workforce today, so I think it would be pretty easy to become the best in the et cetera field. In fact, the only one that comes to mind right now is Peter Cetera and I don’t think he’s come out with anything good since Karate Kid Part II.Okay, really I’d pick writing. I do love to write and really wish it was something I could do for a living. Even if I’m never successful at it, as long as it remains something that I enjoy doing, then I think it’s worth putting forth the effort.
What about you? What do you want to be when you grow up?
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.