Tuesday, February 21, 2006

We Are Built

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
Maxwell Maltz, 1899-1975, American Motivational Author/Cosmetic Surgeon/Creator of Psycho-Cybernetics

The simple fact that we are built to do such things does not guarantee we will lift a finger to do any of them. If we allow ourselves to be conquered by circumstances outside of our control then we become powerless to overcome the ones within reach. And having goals takes forethought into the future, a vision that sees beyond present reality and transcends past issues.
There is just no other way to get there from wherever you happen to be. There will be detours along the way, places that slow you down, but there are no short cuts and the journey is rarely effortless. The fact is, the road to achieving conquer status is a bitch to travel. But the destination is almost magical.
Gather your energy and choose a goal, even a small one will be good practice. Look up and over things in your path; any human walking with their head down is in a perfect blindside me pose and life will oblige you by doing just that. Take control from anyone who is steering you away from your chosen destination. When goals are empowered by assigning them whatever importance they deserve, you invest in a future worthy of any agony suffered to reach it.