What do you want to be?

Discover ways to stick to the path of being who we want to be.

What you will need

You will need...

Timing: 20mins

  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Glue
  • Old magazines
  • Scissors
  • Screen and project or TV/device to play the video


Start by...

Start by watching the video of actor Matthew McConaughey's speech '5 Minutes for the Next 50 Years'.

Here he gives his take on lessons in life and how to be the person you want to be.

Middle bit...

Group members will work in pairs or small groups. Take a large sheet of paper and draw out a hill shape. Use pens or cut out and glue on relevant images and words from old magazines to respond to the following questions raised by the video:

  1. What or who are you not?
  2. What is success to you?
  3. What or who eats at your soul?
  4. What can you quit, put down or do less or move on from?
  5. What can you thank yourself for?
  6. What gives you joy or honest pain?

End by...

Take photos of the images created so that group members can look at them in their own time. Ask if any group members are happy to share one thing that they don't want to be any more, after doing this exercise?

There is a link to a wikihow with 3 ways to be the person you want to be, for anyone looking for more tips and advice.

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