From the day he graduated BBC, Adam Watson (19) never doubted his dream career. He’d spent his schooldays participating in public speaking (but weirdly never made the transition to debating). He was the young man that the prestigious Lions Youth of the Year Competition once described as ‘successfully enrolled.’
He was, frankly, a prodigy.
Adam Watson wanted to be a motivational speaker. No other prospective career quite compared to his daydreams of passionately advocating the value of daily reflection and rock climbing to an assembly hall of fidgeting 14-year olds.
His one true goal was to travel the inner-West of Brisbane, pacing amongst rows of pre-teens, explaining the formative value of setting goals (and writing them down).
However, in recent months, Adam has realised that achieving his goals may not be as simple as waking up and whispering ‘I can and I must’ three times.
In a cruel twist, nobody appears to want the advice or guidance of a 19-year old who only leaves Brisbane when his Coolum apartment isn’t being rented out and he can get a weekend away.
Adam Watson has realised he needs a life-altering shake up in his life if he is ever to incorporate ‘Adam Watson’s Dream Mechanics Inc.’
To that end, he has a new wish: that he could just hurry up and lose a limb already.
Nothing too major; just a humble arm amputation would really re-energise his motivational speaking career. Going the full 127 Hours is not out of the question for Adam: such is the dogged nature of his determination.
Adam knows that if he could just walk out onto an assembly and soak in the audible gasps when his weird claw leg scrapes across the stage, then his future would be set in stone. If he could just tear up when he gets to the part about not being able to teach is 8-year old Darcy to catch a rugby ball because his claw thing couldn’t pass. That would be more than he could ever ask for.
For now, Adam must settle for the benefits of planning your week ahead on a Sunday evening. But one day soon, he hopes to hear the pitter patter of that weird claw.
Hopefully, more to come, Adam. You brave, brave man.