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Which is Worse?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Thousand Hills, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Thousand Hills

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    To dream big and fail, or to never have any aspiration.
     
  2. Winman

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    Well, if you don't have any aspiration eventually you will explode.
     
  3. Thousand Hills

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    Okay, so maybe bad grammar trumps them both.

    Serious question though, let me restate it, which is worse, to dream big and fail or never have any ambition?
     
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    I dream so big and hard I have trouble with perspiration. LOL! :tongue3:

    Seriously though, I think it would be worse to have no ambition. I can't imagine not having any dreams.
     
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    "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

    Failure isn't bad if you learn from it and use those lessons for good.

    Now those without any aspiration...well something about the unexamined life being not worth living goes here.
     
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    I've always remembered this saying from my pastor when I was a teenager:

    "Better to shoot at a target and miss than to shoot at nothing and hit it every time."
     
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    To never has aspirations, never to try, never to fail is not to be alive.
     
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    Since this is a religious forum, I've got to point out that most people's definition of success, ambition, goals, etc., in a conversation like this, revolves around worldly materialism, which of course is not compatible with biblical teachings.

    "Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

    So the question is what exactly are you dreaming of that is big enough that there is a good chance of failure? And why do you think this is compatible with Christianity?

    "Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
    -- JC
     
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    Thanks, I watched a little bit, looks like it will be good, will try to come back to it sometime.
     
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    Henry Ford once said "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently".
     
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    Your right to an extent, but lets remember that when it comes to dreams/goals that its all relative, one person's dream may be to have a new bass boat, another's to be in a Broadway play, and another's to make the big leagues. Not all dreams are about material possessions.

    It could also apply to ministry, a pastor whose church never reached the size he dreamed it would, a seminary student who couldn't finish a degree because of other family/financial responsibilities, etc. etc.
     
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    Depends on how well one deals with failure and their own version of dreaming big. Too often, others try to insert their own versions of both into the lives of others.
    For some, saying hi to a stranger might be a huge dream and very crushing if they fail, but managing a smile instead may be somewhat of a success. If that same person thinks the world perceives them as a failure for not dreaming and trying to be successful in a leadership position or the like, very bad things can follow.

    So it's not a question that is easy to answer, because the definition of dreaming and failing is too fluid.
     
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    I believe....

    It is always better to have dreamed, than to awake with nothing on your mind...

    In other words, 'It is better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all'?
     
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    Remember the saying that God cannot direct a parked ship?
     
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