"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since."
1904 - 1989
What did you want to be at age six? I spent the first eight years of my life on a farm. My first memory of being interested in a career was when I was in junior high. I wanted to be an architect. When I was a sophomore in high school I decided to be a preacher. And the funny thing is that for the last twenty plus years I have been a professional speaker. People will come up to me after I have spoken and say that I have missed my calling. "You should have been a preacher," they say. I smile and thank them. I have learned that in some ways I am a preacher. I am also a farmer and maybe to a certain extent an architect. I plant seeds of hope in people's hearts. I build up their self-esteem and help them rebuild their faith in themselves. What did you want to be growing up?