The corrosive side of ambition draws us into an unending hole of dissatisfaction. Competition, whether within the inner self or with other’s attrits the soul.
No one wants mediocrity. But they do want less stress. We operate best in flow, a process of thinking without thinking, where the mind matches the thoughts of the pen.
There will always be moments to strive. Persistence comes easy at the grandeur of individual vision. We want more without the risk of overkill.
But patience is also a form of action. Enough is enough. We build momentum and preserve enough creative energy to do it all over again tomorrow.