Since it’s my header quote on my site, let’s talk about ambition today. We hear this word a lot, but do we actually know what it means or what it is? Well…
Ambition is quite the handy thing to have. It’s the gas that fuels your plane. People with ambition to achieve or want to do something have an awareness that others don’t. They understand that change is good, and that things are more appreciated when you work hard to get something. They understand that the process to get to that something is only improving them on the way there, taking advantage of all the things they are learning.
How many of you can look back to a goal you’ve reached, recount the journey it took to reach that goal, and identify the things you had to go through that only made you a better version of what you were prior to that journey? If you ever feel like you’re not getting anywhere or personally growing in trying to reach a goal, take a moment to do this. You’ll discover that you’ve grown a tremendous amount. The truth of the matter is, it doesn’t look like things are getting better when you keep a constant watch on whatever it is. You just have to keep working at whatever it is, and then the day that you take a break to recuperate, you’ll realize just how far you’ve come (and most likely in a shorter amount of time than you realized).
While people can have ambitions, it may not always be for something good. It’s important that we surround ourselves with those who have ambition for something good and uplifting. We need to continue to forge meaningful connections with those people and continue to lift each other up. It doesn’t have to be an ambition for something large either! It could be something as simple as getting your hair care routine down to a science. Just as long as you’re working on improving yourself in some area (since we are human and not perfect and will never be so), focus on that. You never know, you could inspire someone to do the same. After all, people are always watching.