Saturday, February 16, 2008


Ambition. It's something many people have, but often in a wide variety of levels or strengths. I have a lot of low-level ambition I think. What I mean is - there are quite a few things I want to do, things I want to be good at, but the effort is off-putting to me. I know - the only way I can get good at something is to try, practice, work at it, keep working at it, polishing it, attempting it, starting out at the beginning/bottom and work up to the top/finale. There is NO SUCH THING as immediate success, no such thing as a quick fix, no such thing as "get rich quick"...






It's up to me to make the sufficient amount of effort to become successful at what I am attempting. I am the only one to blame if I cannot get to be the best-I-can-be at whatever I want to be. Yes, it's true, I may not be professional/expert/best in the world at what I want, but I CAN be the absolute best I can be - but only if I try, try, and try again. And practice, attempt, experiment, work hard.

And have ambition.


Reya Mellicker said...

Oh, I hope you'll stop blaming yourself right away - about anything! Fault isn't a great foundation for any endeavor.

For me, getting good at anything isn't so much about lots of effort as it is about lots of time spent practicing. That's how I got good at bodywork, cooking, writing. Effort sounds so exhausting, while taking time to practice is, to my ear, so much more friendly.

Being forced to sit around so much, as you are right now, must be SO annoying! It would be to me. Sending good thoughts in your direction.

wordwitch said...

But I only have myself to blame - I'm the one who isn't taking the time to do the things I want to one else is stopping me. So I have to kick myself in the butt, get started and then pat myself on the back for just DOING it.

IntangibleArts said...

Inertia is a force of nature like any other. But one of us wields the tickle stick. And it ain't you.