Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bit of a change..

As with always, I will start with my three for the day:

1. I got to cuddle with my wife for a bit this morning. We didn't want to get out of bed because of it.
2. I started working out for at least 20 mins a day and feel great!
3. I have lost a pound a week for the last 8 weeks.

So, what I am wanting to start doing, along with my normal posts on occasion, I want to take a quote a day and write about it and how it applies to me or what I think about it. Today, being the 24th of February, I have chosen a quote from Braveheart.

Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here,
he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.

This line has always been something that has stuck out to me. This is where William Wallace is talking to the army of Scotland and responding to the myths of his person. The thing that I think always stuck out to me was that even though all the people were saying that he was this or that, he never let it get to his head. He just did what we had set out to do originally. He wanted to free Scotland and so he didn't have time to let his legend overtake what he wanted to do.

I feel that people let themselves get caught up in things and forget about their goals. If someone is doing something because of their "legend" that they have built, they tend to not focus on the goal ahead of them and will have a harder time getting to their goals. If William Wallace would have given into his legend and been very prideful of that, would he have freed Scotland? Would he have had such a great following if he was proud of himself? I would argue that Scotland would still be controlled and not be able to be free.

I want to say that I do not give into the pride I have in myself, but I know that there are times that I give into it and lose track of my goal. I want to get back onto track with what I want. I want to be a great father, a provider for my family, a great husband and lover (not sexually speaking), and I want to get a great education. So, I am going to try to be less prideful and more humble.

Anyone else have this issue or any thoughts, feel free to comment.

2 comments:

The Bertele's said...

Humility is such a hard thing to truly possess in character, but it is probably one of the most important things we can strive for in this life. True humility is a key to charity, and without charity we cannot gain eternal life.

I want to be better too!

paulsifer42 said...

I'd never looked at the quote that way, but it's totally true. I get caught up in pride issues, I won't lie about it. I wish I didn't, but it's still a struggle for me.

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