Ambition is an earnest desire for achievement or distinction.

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  • “Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.”

    —François Duc De La Rochefoucauld Writer, Moralist

  • “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”

    —Wayne Gretzky Retired Professional Ice Hockey Player

  • “Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.”

    —Dag Hammarskjold Swedish Political Leader, Secretary General Of The United Nations

  • “The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.”

    —Elbert Hubbard Philosopher, Author, Publisher

  • “Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.”

    —Washington Irving Author

Value Ideas For Ambition


Be inquisitive.


Focus on moving forward.


Focus on what you can gain, instead of what you might lose.


Develop a new professional goal.


Complete the chore or task you've been putting off the longest.

Stories About Ambition

My Son Is My Hero

Submitted 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...

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Inspiration Never Sleeps

Submitted by Pertunia Cindi

I was raised by my grandmother with my younger siblings, sadly she passed away & she was the only one we had. We had to live...

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Finally Graduating

Submitted by Anonymous

Years of anticipating this time has finally arrived, there were times when I thought we would never get here. We are having...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Lena M

Have you ever had a notion to lie down and give up, no matter how much you wanted to achieve? Well, that's how I felt until I...

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Rachel R

At 15 she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and has lived with that for most of her life. I believe she is in her sixties...

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Jo Dawn P

I wake up everyday inspired to live because of my beautiful wife. She can take on the world's problems and not blink an eye....

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