Aim.. Before You Fire

Arrow Aim
Aim small, miss small. 

In all aspects of life, it is critical to have a “ready” and “aim” mindset so you are prepared to properly and strategically fire when opportunity arises. Sure you can hit a bulls-eye with some luck. But hitting that bulls-eye every single time requires practice, preparation, timing, and direction.

A.I.M.

Ambition: A strong desire to do or achieve something. This typically refers do determination and hard work. Ambition keeps you focused. It allows you to think deep, dream even. But, it takes more than just ambition to succeed. A lot of people will say “you have to work hard and be resilient”- all of that motivational jargon. No shit. I’ve been getting that line since 2003 when I was roofing with a bunch of guys who drank Bud Light for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If anyone has a realistic pulse on the the working world, they will know that hard work is the foundation to anything and everything. To truly succeed means to truly sacrifice. What are you willing to do to convert your ambition into reality? What sacrifices are you willing to make? Will you wake up at 4:00 am to read and write in order to meet your ambition down the processed road? Will you stop eating junk food to achieve the body you want because you can’t stop comparing yourself to the person you were 10 years ago? It’s a quid pro quo world out there, one that requires sacrifices or at least some form effort to be successful. So, what are YOU willing give to get? Tupac would say in his masterpiece Ambitions As A Ridah, “No Guts, No Glory.”

Interpretation: “Interpretation is a communication process, designed to reveal meanings and relationships of our cultural and natural heritage, through involvement with objects, artifacts, landscapes and sites.” — Interpretation Canada

It should be stressed that interpretive communication is more than just translating or presenting information. It’s not just a puppet show. If you are interpreting your ambition to yourself, it is a specific communication strategy that is used to develop your desire into an action plan. You are neither the expert or the visitor in this situation. You are trying to bring your ambition to fruition through interpretation. Here are some key ways to do so:

  • Define the ambition
  • Write down everything about it
  • Decide if you need to talk someone who will listen to your thought process
  • Write more about it
  • Rate the reality of this ambition
  • Create an action plan and fight like hell

Meaning: You need to pursue what truly matters to YOU. Life will eventually turn the page to a new chapter. Remember, we are only here for a limited amount of time as physical beings. This being said, you should invest the time you have into the things that matter the most. Every day that you walk this earth, you should AIM to be the very best version of yourself. In turn, the people you love will benefit from that better version of you. Do not succumb to energy suckers as they are the vampires of your ambition. Keep your wooden stakes sharp, keep your holy water next to you and don’t forget your garlic cloves.

Strive for the “ build anyway” in the paradoxical commandments and never become vengeful. There will always be that person that wants to toss your ambitions into the Mystic River. Don’t become a victim of other people’s insecurities. AIM for the very version of yourself and then fire.

 

 

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