“If you didn’t do it right the first time, what makes you think you can make it right the second or third? Did something change, did you change? I didn’t think so!”
“¿Si no lo hiciste bien la primera vez, qué te hace pensar que puedes hacerlo bien la segunda o la tercera? ¿Ha cambiado algo, has cambiado tú? ¡No lo creo.!”
Por: ElRoyPoet, 2020
Commentary: We are all born with a gift, a talent or an ability. But it’s up to you to discover it, and with some serious effort, you might even get good at it. As a teenager, I witnessed my dad, as he learned to play the guitar in record time (approximately 1 year) and subsequently work as a professional musician for the 40 years after that. Ironically as an adult, I also spent 20 years practicing the guitar, only to give up in the end, because I couldn’t remember the third chord; he was obviously born with a photographic memory and I wasn’t.
But there are more important reasons, why you shouldn’t pursue your aspirations. In the case of my dad, musicians are ill equipped to fulfill their duties as husbands and dads because they tend to neglect their families, when they go on tour and due to suffering from sleep deprivation from having to sleep in the day and work at night. To exacerbate the problem, when “the artist” is in the home, the family is usually overburdened by his toxic celebrity persona. So ask yourself: is my ambition beneficial to my family, church and country? When I approach the senior years will I be able to look back, and say that I left a legacy, or will it be regret, because I wasted my life in vain pursuits?
“Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete.” Bible, Romans 12:2