You are who you choose to be – The Iron Giant

October 25th, 2012 | No Comments |

The Iron GiantSo there I was, sitting on the couch with my laptop, as is my normal routine, working on some content for a blog post. My daughter, who is probably the cutest four year old on this planet (I’m slightly biased!), has this little nine inch TV that she watches VHS movies on. This little TV is perfect for her as she can pop them in and out whenever she wants without scratching DVD’s. The movie she was watching was “The Iron Giant,” and the phrase,”You are who you choose to be,” was said several times throughout the show.

And as you might or might now know, I’m a huge movie nut. Not that I can quote every single line through an entire film, I just really enjoy a good show. And I enjoy it even more when it has some sort of an inspirational message.

You are who you choose to be,” is Hogarth’s message to the Iron Giant. For those of you who have seen the movie, The Iron Giant is not of this world, yet he is very curious and is discovered by a little boy, which goes by the name of Hogarth. And to make a long story short, the Iron Giant has massive weapon capabilities, kind of like the aliens in the movie, “War of the Worlds,” with Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. In a time of peril, Hogarth’s message rings true to the Iron Giant. Instead of accepting what he was made for, he still had a choice in who he wanted to be.

You are who you choose to be – The Iron Giant

Without getting too deep, who are you currently choosing to be? A good way to determine who you are choosing to be is by what you do with your time during an average day.

So, if you spend:

  • 3 hours watching TV
  • 2 hours playing video games
  • 4 hours working at Circle K
  • 10 hours sleeping
  • 10 minutes studying
  • 1 hour in the bathroom
  • 1 hour outside smoking
  • and the rest of the time in your 24 hour day is wasted on small stuff.

If that’s what your day looks like and you think your day is productive and that you’re on your way to becoming the next big thing, you’ve got another thing coming!

"You are who you choose to be." The Iron GiantYou are who you choose to be by the daily actions you choose to take.

With that said, you have an extremely real-time option to change who you want to be. If you desire is to be an entrepreneur, then you might substitute the five hours wasted watching TV for something that will move you towards your goal.

What we choose to do with out time ultimately determines who we are choosing to be.

So here’s my challenge to you, take the advice of Hogarth in the Iron Giant. You ARE who you choose to be. Take a look at your daily activities and replace something that is not moving you closer to who you want to be with something that will. If you can do that, then you can definitely and directly choose who you want to be.

As for the Iron Giant…..he wanted to be Superman! I’m sure being able to fly really helped with that one.

David Allred is the author and creator of CFW. David has been teaching entrepreneur minded people how to earn a full time income working from the comfort of home for nearly a decade.

Think about it. Never miss your kids’ events, set your own schedule, choose your own income and enjoy a lifestyle and income which most people only drool over!

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