If there is something you can work on, practice it and then take it to rehearsal to see how it can work to improve the team or group. Don’t wait until a skill is needed, bring the solution before the problem arises. The worst case scenario is that you improve yourself, and that is never a bad thing.
Month: June 2017
Create your own goals and take steps to achieve them. Don’t compare your success to the success (perceived or otherwise) of others. Compare your success to the goals you want to achieve for yourself, and I guarantee that while you are taking steps to meet your goals you will feel better about yourself.
Seeing stars does make people dream. I am not sure if it’s the idea of points of hope in the darkness, or the comfort of knowing that in an infinite universe the problems we face are really not as big as they seem. We get to look directly at the handiwork of an infinite God and feel small and a part of infinity all at once. We get to see things seen by billions of people over the centuries and be a part of history. At the same time, we get to see it in a totally unique way, just like Van Gogh did.
The reality of humanity is that unless something occurs to change us, we will continue to do what we have always done and find our level. If we have always lived in poverty, sudden riches will not change the poverty mindset and we will soon find ourselves back there. Poor diet and exercise choices? A new body won’t fix that. You may have the appearance of having made better decisions for a limited time, but before long you’ll be back where you were.
The problem isn’t that “you can’t teach ambition”, the problem is that too many people who see themselves as ambitious don’t realise that not everyone has the same life goals and ambitions. Just because someone doesn’t have blood pressure of 220/110 and show their commitment by losing sleep and living with chest pains, it doesn’t make them less ambitious. It just means their ambitions are different to others who are trying to get ahead in the rat race.
Slow down. Take some time to reflect on your journey. Listen to what people are saying. Don’t sacrifice the journey for the destination, enhance the arrival to the destination by having a great journey to talk about.