Friday, March 1, 2013

Give, Love and Work towards your goals


Atlanta Baptist Seminary, later known as Morehouse College

With many CEO (Chief Executive Officers) being forced to make difficult decisions in a rough and every changing economy, it is important that we keep our bearing about ourselves. When I say bearings, I mean setting goals and continuing to strive for them. It may be hard to set goals, let alone achieve them because of one’s busy life style e.g. rearing children, attending business meetings, etc. However, for our own sanity and betterment of those around us, staying on our life course is essential. One would be surprised at the multitude of individuals who live without having a definite goal. When I talk with various people about overall life goals, their response sounds similar to “I want better for kids, I want to earn a six figure salary, or I want some expensive item such as a Lamborghini or Bentley.” Now, there is nothing wrong with having such lofty goals. However, the reasoning for having these goals is more important. Whenever you are setting goals, there should be a life purpose attached to it. Meaning, saying you want an 8,000 square foot home to show off to family and friends is definitely a poor reason for wanting it. However, if you want at home of that size to help those who may be in a period of transition and lack a place to live temporarily may be a better reason. On the contrary, your reasoning for setting specific goals doesn’t have to be tied to a “Mother Theresa” motive. But, simply wanting things is an easy and fast way to end up with a miserable life because the feeling you were trying to acquire through these vicariously obtainment of objects or fame may not avail that particular feeling at that point. Simply, we must continuously strive for a life filled with peace and love. Some of the major avenues of doing such are to give, love and work towards our goals. Giving provides a deep sense of connection within our community. Love allows us to forgive and sympathize with others. And working towards our goal is a way to give and show love on a daily basis. 

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