Just Thinking

Aimlessness
3/19/2018 12:00:01 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

       

     

While this thought on Aimlessness can stand alone, it’s Part 2 of a previous blogcast, “Purpose.” Get ready for this one. This may not be you, but you’ll recognize it because it’s all around you. Be careful because things around you can be contagious.

     Have you ever known someone who’s just drifting through life; no direction; no goals? They seem to be going nowhere and totally unaware that there’s any place in life to go. Aimlessness is so detrimental, I’ve compiled a list of 15 images and analogies:

  1. Aimlessness is waking up in the morning saying, “Ok, let’s see what the day brings.”
  2. Aimlessness is movement with no direction; movement without goal or purpose; no follow through
  3. Aimlessness is eternal limbo
  4. Aimlessness is like resting on a lifeboat, drifting on the water
  5. Aimlessness is shooting all over the place hoping to hit the bullseye where there is no bullseye
  6. Aimlessness is to have no yardstick for success or failure
  7. Aimlessness is laziness
  8. Aimlessness is complacency
  9. Aimlessness is accidentally hitting any target or no target, and not caring either way
  10. Aimlessness is never missing the mark because there is no mark to miss
  11. Aimlessness is hitting something then trying to figure out what you hit and what to do with it
  12. Aimlessness is having a legitimate dream without a clue about how to get there
  13. Aimlessness is trying whatever seems like a good idea at the time
  14. Aimlessness is living in your imaginations; perpetual chillin’
  15. Aimlessness is wishing on a star, daydreaming and living in Disney like fantasies as though someday they’ll come true

Even Dorothy, who woke up in Oz, had a purpose, to get back to Kansas.  

     Aimlessness is living in nothingness. A life of aimlessness is fertile ground for the roots of average to grow deep and mediocrity to become the norm. If you allow yourself to be lulled into satisfaction with the complacency of ordinariness, and content with the usual, your spirit will become lethargic and numb.

     If you have no central, legitimate, meaningful purpose, something that holds your focus, that drives you, something to live for outside of yourself, you become filled with self pity, sink into petty worries and fear, make mountains out of molehills, complaining about things that don’t matter and troubles that aren’t your own, become critical and judgmental of others. Aimlessness is a vice.

        The lifeblood of aimlessness and sure disappointment is that unholy trinity: doubt, fear of failure, and an unteachable spirit. To entertain either is to thwart yourself at every step. All strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in. Put them out. Doubt and fear never accomplish anything and never will, so don’t spend any precious time with them. Learn to see failure not as an end, but as one of the pathways to success. Make circumstances serve you.  Set your focus and look neither to the right or the left.

        The flipside of aimlessness is purpose, something that lives inside of you, that cannot rest until it finds its place to give life and betterment to others.  Your purpose is that God breath in you that you are to breathe into others. Purpose serves as an anchor. When the storms of life are raging all around you (and they will), having a purpose, something meaningful outside of selfish, narcissism, me me me-ism, will keep you grounded.

        Link your purpose to clear thinking and planning and there will be intelligent accomplishment, and the avoidance of repeated mistakes and misfortune.

Aim at something.

Just Thinking

Share This Blog:

Comments

Dr. Don From Philadelphia At 3/21/2018 12:37:57 PM

Excellent! ??????

Jaki Mathews From Philadelphia At 3/20/2018 11:29:59 AM

Thank you for these inspirational Messages.

Click the pic


Previous Posts

Eye Chart
11/19/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Cruise on the SS New Perspective
11/12/2018 7:06:28 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Your Blessing Habit
11/5/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!
10/29/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

NFL (No Free Lunch)
10/22/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Ask The Right Questions
10/15/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Check Your Feathers
10/8/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Justice???
10/1/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Talk Talk Talk
9/24/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Cost of the Oil
9/17/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Know When To Let Go!
9/10/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Hurricane Season
9/3/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Schitt's Creek
8/27/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Need to Know
8/20/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Sit By The River ...
8/13/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

What if God says, "Yes?"
8/6/2018 12:17:57 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

The HAT
7/30/2018 12:15:55 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Name It & Claim It!!!!??? Really!?
7/23/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

At The Party Part 3
7/16/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

At The Party Part 2
7/9/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

4th of July Picnic Conversation
7/2/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

At The Party Part 1
6/25/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Do You Want to be Healed?
6/18/2018 7:06:10 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Light That Fuse, Baby
6/11/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Has Life Passed You By?
6/9/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Release and Allow
6/4/2018 10:31:35 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

It's Never Too Late
5/28/2018 10:22:17 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

It's Offering Time
5/21/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

The Table is Set
5/14/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Just Say No!
5/7/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Can't Be Afraid to Try New Things
4/30/2018 8:23:48 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Teachable Spirit
4/23/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

OK, God, Here's the Deal
4/16/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Is There a Mulberry Bush in Your Yard?????
4/9/2018 2:48:32 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Appetite
4/3/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

So, What's Your Crazy?
3/26/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Aimlessness
3/19/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

PURPOSE
3/12/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

$1.00 STORE BLESSING???
3/5/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Thoughts in Plain Sight
2/26/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

So, What's in Your Garden?
2/19/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Power Point
2/11/2018 8:00:34 PM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Get Your Mind Right
2/5/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Throw the Dog a Bone
1/29/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

On Friendship
1/22/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

There's Only One Closet
1/15/2018 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Clean Up & Take Control
1/8/2018 1:24:23 PM  by: C.L. Lawrence

What You Allow Will Continue
12/31/2017 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Last Night's Dirty Dishes
12/18/2017 12:00:01 AM  by: C.L. Lawrence

Two Old Bitties
12/4/2017 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Under The Juniper Tree
11/30/2017 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Stay in Your Lane
11/22/2017 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Never The First Choice?
11/15/2017 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

No Need to Speed
10/27/2017 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Who Do People Say You Are?
3/9/2017 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Life's Priorities
1/24/2017 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Wait & See (Post 2016 Election Commentary)
11/14/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Can you Keep A Secret?
2/16/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

God is Always in Control
2/16/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence

Which Way Have You Pitched Your Tent?
2/16/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: CL Lawrence