Stay hungry, stay foolish.
I’m hungry. Not exactly hungry for food but hungry for . . . umm,
Ohhh, I cannot put my finger on it!!
–Gotta stay hungry…
Perhaps, I hunger for wisdom, for power, love, for fame-and-fortune, true friendships–but what exactly, at this moment, I hunger for, is eluding me.
Ever notice after a tasty meal, the one that made you take all those extra servings and now, any slight movement finds you in so much pain and discomfort and, to your dismay; your body begins to feel very, very, very tired.
I hear you moaning, “Please someone, anyone, let me lie down and rest! Oh, oh, oh…my stomach feels like it‘s gonna burst…!”
Think about it. If we quit setting goals for ourselves or once we achieve our goals and keep the attitude, “I’ve finally arrived,” then, our life becomes, like the gluttonous eater, dull, tiring and if we are not careful, severely complacent.
Remembering Maxwell Maltz’s words on complacency and how it’s “a variation of conceit, because you like yourself and go on liking yourself for what you have achieved feeling you need not achieve anymore.”
No, no, no! We need to stay hungry and you know why?
As Bruce Springsteen sings, “They say, ‘ya gotta stay hungry…’
…because who wants to become conceited?
Not me, how about you??
Let’s stay hungry, HUNGRY for life and all the opportunities, the hardships, the happiness, the love, the heartaches and most of all, stay hungry and so foolish as to generously give ourselves away…
…and as Bruce deliciously continues to croon out, “Hey Baby…I’m about starving’ tonight!”
Complacency, like over eating, must not become the habit we reach for when we achieve a bit of success, instead, living on the edge of starvation may be just the thing we need, if we expect to live life to its fullest.
Do you desire to stay hungry and foolish to avoid being complacent?