Ambition: The desire and motivation to succeed.
It’s a beautiful word. Everyone considers themselves to be ambitious but very few actually are. It’s a word used at school to get into College, then into a University and after “Higher Education” – to land oneself a (preferably) graduate job. Okay, so a person goes through that and after graduating with a fabulous degree ends up in a menial job. The relevance of the degree is lost or wasn’t worth doing in the first place.
Imaginations run wild most times yet I’ve noticed one thing among many people. A lack of ambition.
Ambition encompasses drive, determination, willpower and motivation. A bit like a 4 in 1 Shampoo (I’m hoping for this note’s sake-it exists!). It is what will carry a person to reach a goal that has been set and visualized by the mind’s eye. People often have the end result/product in mind-yet no clue on how to even begin to get there. And then there is laziness…
Granted I acknowledge that all of us are different, and it’s something I’ve learned to accept over the years; but hailing from a workaholic background, my aim was to become independent as quickly as possible, which thankfully i became. However what i cannot stand to see is when people waste their grown, healthy, adult lives when there are others dying of terminally ill diseases – wishing, wanting and hoping that they had more time to live.
Being ambitious isn’t about (for ladies) marrying the richest man and living off of his wealth and (for men) being a drug dealer just because its easy and brings in a lot of cash. I’ve often heard many girls saying “Life is too difficult, lets marry a wealthy prospect” and the Gents saying “I NEED to own the fastest ride/biggest house with all this money i have”. Both are cheating themselves out of any potential in building empires.
Planning is so essential for an ambitious person. You need to know the end result and how/what steps are to be taken in order to reach it. Just like you pull up at a petrol station and fill up the tank before hitting the road, the same must be done in life. Though in life: imagination becomes the fuel, motivation the tank and ambition the car. Desire is often the road that paves the way to unlimited success.
Channel the hurt into positivity!
When i was younger and in school, I observed those around me. Everyone had different potentials and those who felt intimidated oft-times had something to say. Words can hurt but if you channel the hurt into positivity there’s nothing a person cannot achieve on this planet! Countless times non-ambitious people will attempt to make you feel badly that you have expensive taste in things, are highly motivated and will not take no for an answer.
There are two types: Those who like to lead and those who like to entertain. Rare are those in existence that encompass both. Yet they are the ones who have the ambition and foresight to see the prospective in other less courageous people.
Your task is to ask yourself if you are really reaching your own potential and if you aren’t then find someone in your life who is truthful enough to tell you why.
Just remember to listen carefully and implement. The truth was never sweet… It’s not her nature to be.See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.