I’m not ambitious
posted by Michael Olafusi , on ,
Unfortunately, it’s the truth. I’m not ambitious.
I know that those of you who have read my life goal will find it hard to believe.
But here is the bigger surprise: If the world ends today, I will die as a fulfilled man. I have accomplished all I want in life. I have one life goal, and I have made it my life purpose to pursue the goal. I took extra care to make the goal a journey and not a destination. So all I need to accomplish it is simply to pursue it.
My life goal is not tied to any milestone event (becoming a President or a billionaire). The goal is simply a journey I can’t get to the end of. My English is not perfect, and my posts testify to this. I don’t think it ever will. So how can I become perfect (fluent = perfect) in French, German and Spanish? And more importantly, I don’t care. All I want is to keep trying. It’s like a roller-coaster, you don’t ride it because you've got a destination in mind. You ride it to enjoy the journey. Same with my goal. And I’m already enjoying the journey, mission accomplished.
How did I end up like this?
If you've read books written every century since 2000 BC (omitting the centuries with no surviving books), then you’ll probably end up like me. Only very little things matter in life. And they all are simple things. Things you can find in every generation since God created man.
What about the other impressive stuffs: helping the less privileged, fighting for justice and equality, and influencing one's family & the world for good?
Throughout history, the people who have successfully done these all lived simple lives. They were true to themselves. They found their true passion and pursued it. They filled each day with purposeful activities.
They were not spectators, observing and adjusting their lives to suit everyone.
They were not critics, making a name from judging others.
They were not high minded, never wanting to fail at anything.
They were simple-minded, true to themselves and went after their true passions.
If you are true to yourself, and go after the life you truly want, you’ll always be someone’s hero. God has made us justice loving people, kind-hearted and potential heroes. It’s the system/society that forces us to be otherwise. But if you search deep within yourself, you’ll discover that what you really want is in agreement with who God has originally designed you to be. So tell me, how can you not influence lives for good if you follow your true passion?
The world doesn't need extra-ordinary men and women; it needs ordinary men and women who will be true to themselves and follow their true passions. I found out that my true passion is to be feverishly creative. I don’t want to be the best at anything, just good at a lot of things. So, I made a matching life goal.
What's your own true passion?