Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Shot in the Dark: Ambition

Some people say, "There's nothing I really want to do." And they don't. Other people begin wistfully, "I've always wanted to..." They fill in the blank, then gaze hopelessly into nothing. Still other people announce, "I'm going to..." They fill in the blank, then take a tiny step toward their goal -- then another, and another -- and at the end of life, they say, "I did."

Which kind of person are you? Which do you want to be? Is ambition intrinsic and immutable, or can it be acquired? Is it blessing or curse?

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand
-- and melting like a snowflake.

~ Marie Beyon Ray


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Lori Skoog said...

Another fabulous photo! Your horses are something to look at and you know how to show them off to the max.

I take advantage of everyday! Busy and are all of my animals...well maybe just a little spoiled.,

Jonna said...

Reaching goals one baby step at a time. For me, the only way to reach goals is to "Just Do It" and work out the details as you go along. Heaven knows, I am not getting any younger...

Andrea said...

I live for these Shots in the Dark.

Spartacus Jones said...

When you're right, you're right.
And you're right.


sj said...

shot straight into the heart!

Chris said...

So spot on - love this. I question if it is intrinsic, there's some people that don't seem to be able to acquire ambition!

Definitely feel it's a blessing, even when I can't take a day off cause I've so much I want to do! A productive day is a relaxing day ;)

Great quote, very fitting.