What do you want to be when you grow up?

I still don't know what I want to be, to be honest.
And how many of us actually ever want to grow up? It almost occurs as stripping the playfulness, games and fun out of life. And who wants that?
I've begun to wonder if this is even the right question to be asking.
And by right? I mean, most useful.
A question that will provide value. When kids are involved, this is important. And underneath it all? We are all big kids at heart.

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Instead, let's do a powerful reframe.

Trade: What do you want to be when you grow up for:

What problems do you want to solve?

Why? This encourages creativity and contribution.

Who do you want to be?

Why? This encourages values and personal responsibility.

What are some other questions we use often, or on the daily, that could do with a powerful reframe? Pop your comments below.

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