The whole concept of aiming has also become a metaphor for at least a multi-million dollar business about life and business goals and plans. People and companies pay big bucks for help in answering questions such as, ‘What are you aiming at?’ ‘What will give us the most bang for the buck?’

Slogans abound about the importance of correctly aiming one’s life at the right target. ‘If you aim at nothing, you will hit it.’ Then there is the still current, I believe, Air Force slogan, ‘Aim High.’ But in the midst of all the slogans and catch phrases, the issue of character, our character, needs to be addressed. Some motivational speakers address this issue to a very important degree. Others address it but only in a way that enables you to get what you want.

Jim Kane