Question of the Day: Are we already what we want to be?

I was once told ” You don’t have to ‘try’ to be something. You already ‘ARE that something’ you just have to go out and do it.”
Do you guys agree with this statement?
Are we already what we want to be?
Is it already inside of us?
Go, ahead…share your thoughts.

Editor’s Note:  Go over and take a look at! where Ronald writes his thoughts. You’ll be glad you did!


  1. ALEXANDRA says:

    What a thought-provoking post… Yes, I do think it’s in us from the day we are born, however we are never quite aware of it till the moment comes when we are first asked WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? from that moment the question lingers and we consider several options only to find that the answer was always IN US but we were looking for it in our surroundings, in the people that influence us, in the trends…I, myself, am a grown-up child in that I do for a living what I used to love to play: I am a teacher and I paint, same things I’d do since I was 5, though I never could’ve imagined that growing up would make me love these things more and even get paid for doing them…THANK YOU for opening my eyes to this FACT OF (MY) LIFE

  2. Like Alexandra who posted before me, I also grew up to be what I wanted — a writer! Also some other fulfilled dreams, on a lower scale include: modeling, some acting and being an artist. I got paid for all these things but made a living writing and now am running my own home based business, still writing but also editing and promoting. I was once told that you don’t become a writer, it FINDS you. I feel that way about all the creative things that are part of my make-up. Sometimes I feel so euphoric living day to day because I’m always doing things I love and I can’t believe what a great life I have. And it’s effortless.

  3. haroldmillet says:

    This is so true. Everyone of us is unique. We make our own destiny. We just have to fulfill what we desire for ourselves!

  4. But doesn’t this confuse BEING with DOING? My brother likes to call me a “human doing” instead of a “human being.” If you change the saying to “…just go out and BE it” then I agree wholeheartedly. I think we are all vast vessels of potential. Fear, among other barriers, keep us from achieving that potential. Great post.

  5. Stuartart says:

    I think we are who we are – we just don’t show it or let it out sometimes. For some people not at all. We need to ‘feel’ what it is that really gets us excited and that’s where we’ll find who we are. :) Great post my friend.

  6. “Trying” to be something implies that the “something” is not what you are meant to be, as far as I’m concerned. Should I announce, “I’m trying to be a good citizen”? No, I should just BE a good citizen.

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