Today I heard a song with the words, "you've been aimin' at nothin', and hittin' it every time." What a message! I can't recall any other words of the song, but what immediately came to mind was someone lazy and/or lacking ambition. Someone who talks a "good game", but takes no action. And then my thoughts moved in another direction.

Most of the people I know are just the opposite. We're ambitious and aiming at everything possible; so much so that we're trying to figure out how to have less "somethings" at which to aim. Juggling family and jobs or businesses; pursuing goals, dreams, and/or higher education; participating in social, community, and professional activities, etc. We want more; and feel we have to do more. Many of us say we do all we do because we want the best for ourselves and our families. It's usually our loved ones who take the hits from the sacrifices and compromises that must be made in the pursuit of our ambitions.
And if we're not careful, the result may be shattered families, lost or damaged friendships, a lack of joy, poor or compromised health, etc. So we must make sure that the striving we do for somethin' doesn't cause us to end up with nothin' because we failed to pay attention to what's most important.
 


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Estelle
04/22/2014 5:12pm

Yep, that's the price that is being paid for ambitions and goals. But what's a person to do? You're dammed if you do and you're dammed if you don't. how does a young person today find the happy medium. Many women are becoming mothers at the age I became a grandmother. How wild is that? I think more prayer is needed, maybe?

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Natalie
04/22/2014 7:57pm

I agree with you, Estelle, and I think the answer may be different for all of us. I've learned the hard way that I can't do everything or be everything to everybody, so it's important to learn how to say "no" sometimes, or at least "not now". And yes for prayer.

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