Some people just seem ridiculously ambitious, attempting to achieve either a high or broad based level of success. I have been accused of being somewhat ambitious myself, but so what?
When I hear people make negative comments about someone with a lot of ambition it drives me crazy. Most of it is envy or jealousy. Just because some people seem to have resigned themselves to a ‘treadmill’ existence, does not mean everyone has to.
Ambition is a form of positive energy that can be infectious. Life is infinitely sweeter because of it.
First off, you simply cannot accomplish anything if ambition does not help to drive you to make the attempt in the first place.
Secondly, ambition glosses over a lot of mistakes as it provides the stimulation to overcome the inevitable setbacks that come with every pursuit
Ambition also makes the attempt more important than the results. In other words, it’s a journey not a destination. Results are important but the geniune pursuit has be invigorating.
I have discussed confidence in several other postings, use the search bar to find them, as I am convinced it is the key to a fuller life. I would like to look at the connection between ambition and confidence.
It appears clear that a person’s level of ambition is directly related to the amount of confidence they possess. With a healthy dose of confidence and a solid self esteem, you are much more likely to get ‘tuned’ up about trying something new. Building on small ‘wins’, which increases your confidence, leads to a sense that there is nothing to fear in attempting to reach a goal. Its a self feeding cycle!
Success and ambition are also indelibly linked. It is your ambition that leads you to make the attempts for success. An ambitious person leads a fuller life, positively approaching what others view as road blocks to be nothing more than challenges that will be overcome.
The term blind ambition, can be both negative or positive. It is used most often negatively to describe someone who is blind to the realities or does not understand what it will take to accomplish something. That is true to a degree, you can not just have ambition, you have to take action. Reckless ambition, pursuing things in the search for security to fill whatevr voids one may have is also dangerous and I have written a novel on this called Ambition Cliff.
On the other hand, if you are willing to take action and are blind to the difficulties, it can be a blessing. How many times have you heard someone remark, “If I would have known it was going to be that hard I wouldn’t have tried it!”
Get pumped up about something, even if you need to muster up some false bravado! Get excited and getting moving towards getting a new job, losing weight, stop smoking, learning to dance, play a sport, etc, maybe even blog! Let me hear from you!