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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