"We can't choose the life we're born into but eventually we can choose to create the life we want".
None of us got to choose which family we were born into.
Some people are luckier than others when it comes to the circumstances of their birth.
For most people, they remember their humble beginnings. You can only hope that you were loved and provided for as best as was possible.
My own childhood was less than ideal. But it is safe to say, I was at a distinct disadvantage from day one. I was healthy but beyond that, I had a lot of hard lessons to learn about this world.
Of course, I'm not alone in this. Many grow up knowing they have little or no choice about how they were raised.
If you are lucky enough to survive your childhood in one piece, you may well look back and think that IS life. Many people grow into adults, believing that they still have no choices about their life.
For a long time I believed this as well.
Many young adults either haven't learnt to make good decisions or they made decisions that actually made it harder to make other decisions that would give them a better future.
What I want everyone to know is, they have more choices to do the work they love than in any time in history. We all have more choices than we realise. The world is a big place, but its big in a good way. It's full of opportunities for those that choose to look for them or create them.
For the 'being born creative' series (childhood creativity)
You can find Steve at www.ineedtocreate.com