Every Sunset

“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.” ― Elbert Hubbard

The spirit of determination is one that I have often admired in others. Determination – a firmness of purpose or resoluteness – is the ability to see things through, not on a random or self-determined basis, but on the basis of wisdom.

Wisdom, of course, is the sense of the fitness of a particular action. It is the ability to “feel” the right timing of words and actions and the courage to act when the time is right.

Determination without wisdom is frenzy. Determination relative to an arbitrary goal is a vain attempt to obtain fulfillment. Goals set in and on the basis of wisdom are the only goals worth striving for, from sunset to sunset.

One thought on “Every Sunset

  • It is interesting to consider goal setting and the differences between setting them on the basis of wisdom or on the basis of our own will and pleasure. I acknowledge that only as we consider them on the basis of our highest and most genuine understanding that they would truly bring pleasure and fulfillment.

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