Explore the value of Ambition
At twenty-five I should have worn a big red A on my chest; it would have stood for ambition, an ambition so brazen and burning that it would have reduced Hester Prynne's transgression to pale pink.
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue.
Wilferd A. Peterson
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
You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world and you will be something. “I cannot,” never accomplished anything; "I will try,” has wrought wonders.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men.
I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.
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Personal Stories About ‘Ambition’
Pushing ForwardSubmitted by Xavier Glessner
Being in Hawaii, visiting my mom for the summer, I learned something from her that I took going into my senior year in high school which, helped me finish school strong. I would wake up to my mom in the mornings getting ready to go running, swimming, and biking almost every day preparing for a triathlon. She had...
My Son Is My HeroSubmitted by Jen
My son was diagnosed with a rare and deadly cancer at 6 years old. We didn't know where he would be 4 years later as the odds were not on his side. My son is 3 1/2 years in remission and you wouldn't have a clue what he went through. He says he wants to be a normal kid, which is but so much more. He speaks in...
My DadSubmitted by AJNUR B.
I started to read I read some words i did not understand so after some research I saw a word.Stroke it’s a sad word that i know about,i had a flashback a little after I saw the word.It was a sunny day then my mom started crying talking to someone on the phone and told my...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Ambition’
Jane ASubmitted by
Jane A. started the Hull House in Chicago in 1889 as a community center offering support to the children and adults in the neighborhood. She was a broad thinker and activist and helped bring a number of great facilities to her community including: night school for adults, kindergarten classes, clubs for older...
Ludwig von BeethovenSubmitted by
Beethoven was one of the most phenomenal composers of all time. His hearing started to deteriorate through his twenties, and he ended up going deaf. But still, he wrote and composed some of the most fantastic pieces of music of all time. He is my hero-he never gave up!
Lisa HSubmitted by
My hero is the most passionate person I have ever met. She is the embodiment of "Do what you love, love what you do." She is a person of greatness...someone I can only hope to be like someday. Lisa is a record holding high school and college athlete and coach. Her story lies in her unbelievable selflessness and...
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Ambition is the desire and discipline to reach your destiny.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
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