Monday, August 20, 2007

Set on You?

So, I just got this song stuck in my head. It was made popular in the 80's by former Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, while it was originally performed by James Ray and written by Rudy Clark. It has always fascinated me, the "evolution" of a song - how it resonates with certain people in one form but morphs into another and resonates differently with others. But that's not why I posted this. There is a particular part of the song that got stuck in my head:

Its gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
Its gonna take patience and time, ummm
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it,
To do it right child

I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you

So, my question to myself is - What do I have my mind set on? And is it what I should have my mind set on? Or am I getting my priorities mixed up? It's not an easy question - and it's one I don't answer lightly. But I like something about this portion of the song that I think speaks to it - patience and time, to do it right.

Getting your mind set on the right thing - the right thing, isn't something that happens overnight - nothing of significance, especially any change happens overnight. You need to keep at it, working, and allowing for the inevitable pitfalls and slipups that occur - but not succombing to them. On that note, I'm going to get back to some of those first things...

1 comment:

jlee said...

I'm struggling "setting my mind" on the right things too. Yesterday, I had my first "there is no way I can get everything done that I need to get done" moment.

Today, I started into the day without even pausing to pray for 5 seconds. I have basically done nothing.

Thanks for the challenge through that song. I need to get my mind set on the right things too.

Are you doing any better at it?