Aspirations

BiltmoreStrong desires to achieve; ambition; to better one’s circumstances

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.  Adam Smith

Our aspirations are our possibilities. Samuel Johnson

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.  O W Holmes.

   It is good to have goals, aspirations and dreams. This means we have purpose and want to go somewhere with our lives. There is something within us that creates desire and helps us to believe we are capable of doing more and being more than we presently are.

If we are content and satisfied, chances are we will stay largely where we are. Many are too caught up in their comfort zones and lives of complacency to allow desires and aspirations to take much hold. Our fears, doubts, and limiting believes will hold us down. A famous adage says that whatever the human mind can conceive and believe; it can achieve. Aspiration is “hunger”. It compels us to want to be more. This hunger drives us on.

One of the unique characteristics of our subconscious is that it works all of the time. It is on auto-pilot seven days per week and twenty four hours per day. Properly set auto-pilots take us to our destinations automatically. It is always on and goes continuously without rest. We do not even have to steer, it does everything for us. We can utilize this powerful capability within us to take our lives somewhere new and exciting. If our aspirations are imbedded into our subconscious mind, we can be assured that it is working toward finding a solution and a way.

Many do not really have any aspirations. We either accept status quo, are locked inside our comfort zone or fear to aspire. We are much more capable than we want to admit. It is so easy to get bogged down with day to day routines. We have a latent supply of energy stored within us waiting to be unleashed.

There is a saying that says “Life gives us what we expect from it”. Consider again, that our subconscious mind is always working. It might as well be working on improving our lot in life instead of maintaining status quo. In many ways our subconscious as an asset is greatly underutilized. We are sitting on top of a powerful and creative force.  We have unused potential. It is waiting to be turned on and allowed to do its thing. It starts with a strong desire to be more. By feeding our subconscious with good and positive thoughts and images; focusing, keeping ourselves motivated, and exercising self-discipline; there is much more we can do.

Challenge:  Do you live up to your capabilities? Do you have goals and aspirations? Are you sitting on top of potential that is being wasted? Is it time to take your life in new directions? Feed your subconscious with the necessary ingredients so it can start working behind the scenes. Sit down and determine what you aspire to do, to be, to accomplish? Rank them. Review them regularly. Be very conscious of them. Aspire and accomplish them.

Wisdom: Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them. Louisa May Alcott

Spiritual: (NIV)

Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life.  Proverbs 22:4

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Prayer changes things. Prayer changes us. One of the most important things we can do is ask God to help us to determine what paths we should take. He has given us talents and abilities, and has been waiting for us to get in gear and start becoming who He designed us to be. If we ask for his help, He will provide the necessary help and ingredients. We will see significant changes taking place. He will supply what we need to go forward.

Prayer:  Help me to aspire to be what You want me to be and to let You help me get there.

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