Monday, 25 May 2015

30 Days Challenge 14, Alternate Paths

When good is near you, when you have life in yourself, it is not by any known or accustomed way; you shall not discern the foot-prints of any other; you shall not see the face of man; you shall not hear any name; the way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new. 
– Ralph Waldo Emerson




The world buzzes about goals and visions. Focus. Create a vivid picture of exactly where you want to go. Dream big, then don’t let anything or anyone stop you. The problem, as Daniel Gilbert wrote in Stumbling Upon Happiness, is that we’re horrible at forecasting how we’ll really feel 10 or 20 years from now – once we’ve gotten what we dreamed of. Often, we get there only to say, “That’s not what I thought it would be,” and ask, “What now?” Ambition is good. Blind ambition is not. It blocks out not only distraction, but the many opportunities that might take you off course but that may also lead you in a new direction. Consistent daily action is only a virtue when bundled with a willingness to remain open to the unknown. In this exercise, look at your current quest and ask, “What alternative opportunities, interpretations and paths am I not seeing?” They’re always there, but you’ve got to choose to see them.

My old blog doesn't exist anymore so I can't read back what I have said about this one, but I do know that over the years I have changed my way of thinking about certain things. I have mellowed a bit more, if that's the proper way of saying it how I feel about life in general. I have learned to go more with the flow. Or I am still learning really because not all situations require the same approach. But to say I have ambition? No not really. I think that 'going with the flow' and 'everything happening for a reason' works for me. Of course if you want something really bad you should work for it but I also think you get what you need at the right time in the right order and place. Things come to those who wait. I am a strong believer of sending your wish to the Universe and just trusting the Universe. You are here for a reason and you don't always know what that reason is but you will find out along the path of life. In the meanwhile go on living, be happy and breathe!

© KH

1 comment:

Daan (Dan) said...

couldn't agree with you more... :-)