It is well established that personality traits show up at a very young age. Ever notice the little ones that are fascinated with building things? What about the two-year old girl who entertains herself for hours playing with her dolls? The three-year old girl who likes helping her big sister cook in the kitchen?
Recently a friend described how at the young age of four, her son would not take advice. Now fifty something years old, nothing has changed, Suggestions fall on his deaf ears. I think about high school reunion conversations and people reminiscing about how this classmate showed leadership skills “even in high school” or how one studious student knew that a career in nursing was in her future. A high school student, known for his poetry, is still writing poetry. The scraps of paper have now become books of poetry. The tall lanky and gangly book-worm who joined the debate team went to law school now serves as a member of Congress in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC. Recently, I spent time with a woman whom I first met when she was three years old. She loved to sing, dance and act. It is half a century later and time has aged her as it has all of us. She continues to sing, dance and act.
A week ago, I met this little one in this picture. She was selling lemonade on a hot day. Is this a future entrepreneur?