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.
Life has this habit of testing our commitment. Ambition is desire fueled by persistence. Ambition is this nagging feeling that good enough is not enough. Aspiring for greatness, working towards perfection.
You practice and practice and practice until you become great.
You fail, over and over again, and you try just one more time, over and over again, until you eventually succeed.
I wish there were some other way. There isn’t. I know because I’ve been looking for it. I’ve been trying to figure out some sort of talent that does not require me to work hard, some shortcut, some easy way out. Rules, tips, tricks, and all that are never going to give you the results that only hard work can.
You see, ambition has its own gravity pull. It attracts what you need in your life, so you get the job done.
Never give up. Never retreat. Never surrender.
Fight for what you want as if your life depends on it.
Because it does.