What feelings come to mind when you hear the word, “ambition”? Does it give you energy: a fire in your gut that spurs you on toward your goals? Or does it make you feel stressed and uneasy, riddled with fear and insecurity?
We are all different. And I don’t know exactly why it is that one person is driven with ambition and the other is easily content with present circumstances. Is it the family in which we were raised? Is it circumstances and experiences that shaped our lives or is it just a design within us that we can’t control? I don’t know.
But I am confident when I say neither way is wrong or lesser than the other. Neither person is less significant than the other. We all define “greatness” and “happiness” differently, based on our own perspective of life.
I think this debate is put into perspective in 1 Thessalonians “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business, and work with your hands.”
I am not an ambitious person.
Which is comical to me now, because I actually had a boy in college tell me he wasn’t interested in me because I was too ambitious. Now, I am married to the most ambitious gentleman, I know. And he encourages me to grow and pursue bigger things.
One of the things I am working on, which took my husband a couple of years to wear me down on pursuing, is a DVD series. You heard it hear first, folks!
Christian Yoga Studio is soon to release its first DVD!
Well, let’s not dwell on that word soon, too much shall we? It stirs the anxiety in my non-ambitious spirit.