Whether you are 18 years young or 60 years old, everyone can benefit from ambition!
Have you ever had the feeling like you will never succeed in life?
Well, I started out like many of you.
Stuck wishing I was more successful at the age of 23.
I have a good job, a car, a nice place to sleep, Netflix subscription and everything I was supposed to need at my age.
However, I’m stuck wondering what is missing.
Why am I not successful yet?
The reason is that I lacked the fundamentals of having ambition!
I lost my purpose and stopped actively dreaming, leaving me to pour my soul into my 9 to 5 job.
What is Ambition?
Ambition is to have a strong desire to do or achieve something. To have a dream or passion that you are willing to do anything to attain. It creates the driving force behind your desires which then propels you into action.
Don’t be that person who lacks passion, it always shows in your work!
“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Entrepreneurs already have a natural drive to succeed, but we are human. Over time your drive and motivation lessen if you let them, here are some reasons why being ambitious is so important:
Your goals and dreams are not given to your on a golden platter. In order to accomplish these, you must be open to consistent learning and hard work. When you really want something out of life, you will become more willing to work harder and smarter to accomplish it. This is a mindset that keeps you motivated to continue and complete your goals.
If you lack ambition, getting started will be much harder. You must first find your WHY! It must be outside of yourself, do it for someone so you are more encouraged to follow through.
People can only inspire you, the motivation to accomplish something comes from within. It is ambition that drives people to accomplish great things, cause without it, nothing will get done. Ambitious people take charge of their future and don’t expect to succeed without hard work. They have the willpower to measure up to their goals or even change them to open new doors. They understand that they have to constantly look out for opportunities in order to move towards them.
Ambition is the main driver for personal growth and development. When you are ambitious, more things will seem possible. This can mean for some that weight loss is more attainable, or their dream of owning a large company like Facebook is actually possible. You will no longer view your dreams and hopes as mere dreams. Your ambition can be the key to the life you want. No one can succeed without a little dose of ambition.
Look at Oprah Winfrey she changed her life. Why can’t you?