STOP AND THINK – Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? (Robert Browning, 19th century English poet)

Ambition is sometimes thought of as an unworthy attribute, especially when one seeks to achieve more for his own pride of accomplishment. However, Browning seems to suggest that we should strive to achieve more and more, trying to go beyond what we think we can do. When we succeed, we will likely have a sense of worth and value.

Your beauty . . . should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. (1 Peter 3:3-4)