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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


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


Develop a new professional goal.


Be inquisitive.


Focus on moving forward.


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

Stories About Ambition


Submitted by anita

I always told my children - if you never ask, they can't tell you anything.
If you do ask, they just might tell you YES!

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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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Pushing Forward

Submitted 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...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Lou S

His heart is made of gold. He goes above and beyond to ensure that he is understood. As a talented artist, he communicates...

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Patrick Henry H

Patrick is a remarkable young man who was born without eyes and without the ability to fully straighten his arms and legs,...

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Wanda M

My mother has been there through thick and thin. She was a single mother of me and my big sister. Working hard and still...

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"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
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Without ambition, we would not be where we are today.
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