Eventually this led to the establishment of an allowance system in the Farris household & the beginning of my Dad’s natural thriftiness. Yet, what was a 7-year old’s ‘I want it…therefore it is mine’ attitude resurfaced in a mature way later in life as drive and ambition.
Sure, you can’t go around taking things (okay, we’ll give you some credit if you’re under the age of 10) but you should see the world as a set of opportunities ready for you to seize. If you want to achieve something, then pursue it…do it!
The difference between a 7-year old’s attitude and adult life is that you will never reach a goal by definition of wanting to reach the goal. Everything takes work, and effort and diligence, but at the same time, everything is possible.
If you want the moon, make it happen.