Ambition

Defined as “a burning desire to create,” ambition has been considered for a long time as one of the most important ingredients for success.

But is it enough to just want something?

The universe is indifferent. It doesn’t give you what you want. It doesn’t satisfy your obsessions. Thoughts don’t magically materialize.

Effort. Sacrifice. Discipline. Patience.

Words to be tied to “ambition.”

The desire, however burning, has to direct actions. Decisions.

We need to keep the flame burning, but successful people also know that ambition is also going on in spite of failure, pain, or fatigue.

It’s not about how bad you want it. Most people want it just as bad as you do. It’s about how hard you’re willing to work for it. How much time and effort are you willing to put in.

And then…doors don’t just start to open. We knock the damn things down.

We create our destiny, despite drawbacks and initial failure.

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6 comments on “Ambition

  1. tinahuynh says:

    I agree, and I like this post so, so much. Thank you. I have been feeling ambitious feelings this week.

  2. shaunakatdalal says:

    Its just amazing thank you!

  3. Too true! It’s not always the most talented who reach the finishing line. It’s the ones who keep running.

  4. trE says:

    “And then…doors don’t just start to open. We knock the damn things down.” You said it all right there.

  5. I am definitely ambitious. It doesn’t always show, but it’s always beneath the tranquil surface, moving like a shark! (^^^)

  6. navilarahman says:

    Completely agree with this.

    “It’s not about how bad you want it. Most people want it just as bad as you do. It’s about how hard you’re willing to work for it.”

    I think we spend too much time focusing on what’s on others’ plates instead of appreciating our own, or working to get more on to it.

    Thanks for sharing :) – NR
    https://beyourowncelebrity.wordpress.com/

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