I talked last time about aiming low.
Aiming low is a serious problem.
I know many people who aim to ‘‘get married.’’ They set that as a goal.
What’s wrong with this?
If that’s what you aim for (bare minimum) that’s all you may get. You may get married but then not enjoy married life. Because you made it your sole aim to only get married.
You must make it an aim to get married AND have a wonderful relationship.
Analyse the following two persons
To get a job
To get married
To go on holiday
To write a book
To be healthy
To earn enough to survive on
To give my children an education
To learn Arabic
To get an excellent job
To have a wonderful marriage
To go and enjoy a wonderful holiday
To write an excellent book
To have an excellent healthy body
To earn more than enough
To give my children an excellent education
To become fluent in Arabic
If you look at person one they are setting themselves up to struggle financially all their life due to putting down or having the aim in their mind to earn enough to survive on. If you aim for this you’ll always have JUST about enough to survive on.
Person one wants to learn Arabic. Person two has set themselves a much higher goal to become fluent in Arabic.
When you set yourself a high goal you must have that desire and burning obsession to achieve it. You know how strong the desire is when you are totally obsessed with the aim. It’s always on your mind.
If you’re not then this could mean you dont have a desire for it and need to set something else as an aim.
We need to remember whatever we aim for in life we need to aim well. whatever the aim or goal may be. The prophet said whenever you do something do it with excellence. In other words aim high.
Don’t aim to do the bare minimum. Average aims result to experiencing an average life.
Aiming low is fine if upon reaching that goal you set yourself a higher goal.
Aiming low in life can lead to many struggles, such as struggling to maintain your marriage, your health, your spirituality, yourself financially.
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So let’s toss aside our low aims and reach higher.
(Author of Get Fluent In Arabic)