As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence. (George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright)

Shaw may not have been speaking for everyone, but his comment is certainly a challenge to anyone who is satisfied with the status quo. A lackadaisical attitude about life’s prospect and your ability to make a difference will almost surely accomplish little and may even result in failure. Pursuing tasks that test our ability and stretch our imagination is a worthy venture.

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure . . . if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things (Philippians 4:8).