Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Based on the punctuation in the poem, I used it as a noun. Here's what my Webster's has to say about ideal as a noun:
"ideal n. 1 a conception of something in its most excellent or perfect form 2 a person or thing regarded as fulfilling this conception; perfect model 3 something that exists only in the mind 4 a goal or principle, esp. one of a noble character"
Humorously, I might call my "Heroic Ideal" something that exists only in my mind, but from a motivational perspective, I'm using it as a goal or principle of that noble character, the "athlete I want to become".
A goal or desire has to exist in the mind before we make it concrete. That's where Spark's Vision collage comes in (and I still haven't made one!)... giving us images we are aiming for, keeping them in front of us as we work toward those ideals, day by day.
For today, let's keep that ideal image in our thoughts as we make the small decisions that support us "getting there". The high prize is within our reach!
LIFE is good... Spark on!