Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ambitious

The definition of ambition is: Having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.There are a few things that I am really ambitious about. I am ambitious in my blog and photography.  The blog has helped fill the competitive void that was left after basketball left me.
When it comes to this blog I always compete with myself.  If you have been with me since day one you will have seen the evolution of this mug.  There was very little contributed by me.  There were a lot of cat pics and neat kicks.  It wasn't then what it is today.  I'm sure many people would love to go back to what it was.  But as I change and grow so does this thing.
My secret goal of LTP is to put enough stupit funny stuff that keeps people coming back, and then every once in a while I will write in something that I believe in.  Since people have been coming back for the stupit stuff maybe they will stop and read the serious stuff that I care about.  This way I have lulled you in with the stupit and you will have foolishly listen to my opinion on things.  HAHA  GOTCHA!!!
I want to show that a guy like me can still have opinions and thought provoking ideas. Hopefully the thoughts that I provoke aren't "This du is stupit"  But I know that there is is that risk.
Because of this blog and the meth heads that robbed my house I have gotten into photography.  It is my way to add something without bashing you over the head with my opinion.  It's also a great way for me to showcase the people and things that I love.  I love Union College.  I love my family.  I love my friends.  I love sandwiches.  If you go through the neat pictures label you will probably see those themes repeat themselves.
Sometimes I wonder about if I am really as ambitious as I was six years ago.  I'm not really sure.  By no means do I feel like I am defeated, but I think I have figured out the things that are going to make me happy going forward.  I am not driven to make a ton of money and buy a really nice car.  I am not pushing myself to climb any invisible ladders.  I am confident in where I am in life and comfortable in my own skin.
In a lot of ways ambition can be a good and bad thing.  Ambition can push us to compete.  Ambition can push us to do our best.  Ambition can also cause us to cut corners and play dirty.  I think I am ambitious in a different way.  Maybe because my definition of success has changed so has the way I define ambition.  My definion of success:  Having people see Christ through me.  I know that in many ways I have not been successful, but that will not stop me from being ambitious.

5 comments:

Jonathan Brassington said...

I've liked every bit of change LTP has evolved into. And if that means more Big Rich opinions...I mean, I love the stupit stuff, but I'd rather read about your opinions on anything. Blogging on both puts it into a great balance, though. Keep it up, my du!! And I'll keep checkin it. :)

"My definion of success: Having people see Christ through me."

I couldn't have defined ambitious any better.

YCY said...

Love reading your stuff. Keep it up.

Trina {Beginner Beans} said...

Nice. Keep it up, Richard! I let Daniel tell me what stupit stuff is worth checking out on your blog, then I check in for the photography and stuff with "substance" :)

Logan said...

Everyone's so nice.. I just want more kicks.

D CRESS said...

My order of things on your blog:

1. Baldwin Jeans
2. Nice Kicks
3. Your Opinion
4. Sports info (this is were I get my sports info so you need to step that up)
5. Movie info
6. those funny charts
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25. Fail Videos
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222. Anything having to do with cats.