When I was a child, schoolteachers and relatives would often ask \"And what do you want to be when you grow up?\" I honestly didn\'t have a clue. My friends seemed to have got the hand of this and I discovered that the expected answers seemed to be focusing around jobs or careers \"I want to be a Fireman/Doctor/Train Driver\", or perhaps something bolder like \"Rock Star/Famous Actor\" _ or around money... \"I want to be a millionaire\". Apparently it didn\'t matter what you wanted to be _ it still required that you studied hard, preferably got all A Grades _ oh and it was critically important that you \"eat all your greens\". Quite how Brussels sprouts are a necessity for success has never been answered fully to my satisfaction. By the time I was a teenager, I was at the \"I dunno\" stage. And by the time I was choosing my A level subjects it seemed that my options were becoming limited. Artist was ruled out on the recommendation of my delightful art teacher who claimed that my lovingly crafted painting \"hurt her eyes\" and Author was ruled out because I had little taste for over_analyzing Jane Austin\'s Northanger Abbey.
So what\'s going on? It may have something to do with SMART goals. SMART goals and personal wealth _ Those who set Specific Measurable only goals average a low 25ꯠ. Add Time_bound to specific and measurable and this goes up to 50ꯠ. Just Attainable and Realistic goals _ now this is averaging 150ꯠ. Specific, Measurable, realistic and time_bound and we rise rapidly to 475ꯠ. Go the whole hog, Specific, measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time_bound _ and we reach 605ꯠ.