A M B I T I O N
I’ve come to realize that ambition is an unchecked monster.
We’ve all watched those movies where the lead character sacrificed their personal life to chase their ambitions.
We all need to have a healthy dose of ambition but when does it become too much? When do we go from healthy ambition and chasing the fulfillment of our goals and dreams to saying “YES” to every opportunity that’s dangled in front of us without reservation?
There’s a point when it becomes a trap created by our ego, an unchecked monster. Sometimes we’re so deep in it we lose our selves and forget what the goal was to begin with.
But how do you stop when life keeps saying “YES” to you? Such a “catch 22”.
Recently I sat down to have a chat with one of my Spirits and he said to me, “No one can have everything. Why? Because life requires sacrifice. To gain something you have to give something up in its place. So you have to figure out what it is that you want MOST.”
We are often saying, “I want it all” but what does that ALL mean? Are you aware and willing to sacrifice what’s needed to have what it is you’re chasing after?
Even when you’re juggling balls there’s a limit to how many you can juggle and not all the balls are up at the same time.
I’ve had to catch myself, put myself on the chair for questioning and ask myself, “why are you saying YES to this? Too many heavy crowns to wear are you willing to sacrifice all that you’ll inevitably have to sacrifice for it?”
I’ve been indulging a little literature, The Astrology of Fate by Liz Greene. There’s a paragraph in the introduction that speaks of the Greeks believing that the worse sin that a person can commit is “hubris” which means arrogance, striving for something, pride and self confidence. Meaning, no one should strive to be God like, to be powerful, to be great and successful because that’s seen as defiance before the Gods. That no human should act out a heroic destiny for that’s a transgression against natural law.
I wonder how many other cultures believe in this thought and share this sentiment. Hmmm...
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