Saturday, February 26, 2011

Attainable Doesn't Mean Maintainable

A friend and I were talking the other day and he was suggesting that we are able to attain anything that we put our minds to. -Which I agreed to in a certain way. But then I thought about it, and realized that just because you can attain it, doesn't mean that you can maintain it...

A couple things popped into my mind...

A couple of my friends over the years were dating girls way "out of their league" and although they were able to date them, and even marry them, they weren't able to maintain that relationship. For whatever reason, once the novelty wore off, you were left with an unmaintainable relationship.

It's nice to have nice things, but sometimes they come at a cost that we just don't think about, because we are so busy trying to achieve this goal, that we never really look to see what happens when we get there.

I have friends who have had great years in business, or have bought big houses, fancy cars and boats, but have not able to maintain them. It seems that the bigger the dream, and the higher you aspire, the harder you fall when you can't maintain it.

It seems like such hard work to get to that point. But once you get there, we seem to think that it's not about maintaining it. -As if it just should always be there, and maintain itself. Or maybe it's just too hard to maintain, and we think that it's not worth the sacrifices that it took to get there. After all, priorities change...

I can thing of many things in my life that I aspired to get and work hard for, only to realize that I couldn't maintain it. -And this isn't just a money thing... This was a body I once had, and realized that it wasn't worth the effort maintaining it to be in top shape. There were other things that I gave up to have this, and then I realized that I wasn't willing to keep this up.

Oh, there are many things in life that we choose to attain, but once we get there, I think we should ask ourselves, can this be maintained?

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