Ambition. Knowledge. Power. Journey.

8 Nov

“Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land.” Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi-Karate Kid

There will never be a time in our lives when we know everything there is to know about everything. I can’t decide if that is fun and exciting or annoying. Haha. It’s like being on this journey but never having an end in sight.  I say take it for what it is and run!

Learn. Understand. Practice. Learn More. Understand. Practice.

Repeat for the rest of your life.

I hate to admit this, but I’m not sure that I’ve actually seen the entire movie, Karate Kid. I definitely haven’t seen the newest version, and I think I watched the older one but when I was younger and again, my memory = not so good! Yesterday, in regard to something in her life, my girlfriend threw out that Karate Kid quote and I loved it! It immediately set a light bulb off in my head, ‘blog topic’. My brain kind of works in this spider web way, one idea triggers another idea/memory and they just shoot back and forth, sometimes random but usually connected in some way.

– this image was actually for a poem titled, “The New Rambling of a Creative Mind” Maybe I’m more creative than I thought, because I ramble A LOT! =)

Anyways, back on track. I connected the quote with something that we were talking about on Saturday. Saturday an Olympian, Kendrick Farris, came to CFD to put on a seminar on Olympic lifting.  I was like a little kid on Christmas morning

I was so excited to be present with such an amazing athlete! I think he could tell from the minute we met that I was going to be the girl that was always asking, “Kendrick, can you watch? How does this look?” Noal and David and the rest of the crew were picking on me, like usual =), about how I always want people to watch me even when I’m doing it great. Well, the thing is, I know that I’m not perfect and that there are so many things I need to learn and get better at. I think I do that because I just want to get better and better, relating back to my post on Tuesday (see Spiderweb, everything is linked together).  I was taught at a young age to be humble, to ask questions, to listen, I have my parents and I’m sure brothers to thank for that 😉

Intelligence = knowing that you don’t know everything.

I always got picked on/still do sometimes, for being the girl who always raises her hand in class, always has a question, always wants to be in the front row, and always wants to be critiqued. I’ve been this way since I started playing soccer at the age of five and learning the scissors and the rainbow =) I think we all need to remember that there is always more to learn, room to grow.

So back to Karate Kid, ambition is one of the best character traits anyone can have in my opinion.  That desire to do more, to do something exceptional, to have dreams, it’s so attractive. But, Rachel was right, ambition is great, goals are wonderful, dreams are necessary, but if we don’t make moves to get ourselves close to them then what are we doing?

Knowledge is Power.

So get out there and do something. Learn. Soak in everything you can about life. If you have a long term goal, take a look at 100 steps back from it and figure out where to start.

We all have to start somewhere.

If the outcome isn’t exactly what we hoped it was going to be, but you walked the journey with determination, love and happiness, there is a good chance the end result will be exactly what it was meant to be.


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