Explore the value of Ambition
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.
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.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
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
It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.
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.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Personal Stories About ‘Ambition’
On AmbitionSubmitted by Rosalie Cushman
It is an odd thing, to think you might have peaked in your life; to contemplate however briefly, that the very best, most productive years might be behind you. Odder still, is the acknowledgement that you simply do not operate from the same appetites that once propelled you. It feels strange to discover that just...
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...
Be Ambitious With Goals, Not DeadlinesSubmitted by Doug Dvorak
As you embark on any new journey, you will inevitably have an idea in your mind of how long it should take you to accomplish your ultimate goal. For example, some new bloggers start out with great passion and write, write, write, day and night. They expect that within six months they will have a six-figure income...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Ambition’
Hershal WSubmitted by James Williams
Like many people that have come and gone I was at a very, very low point in my life. I was a little over weight and had a slight speech impediment when I was going into the eigth grade. i had been made fun of comstantly being referred to my weight or speeh, or anything else. What helped me was this little...
Helen KSubmitted by Danielle R
Helen Keller gave me the courage to go on with my dream, even though people told me I couldn't she is my hero and my inspiration.
Karen is sick with an "incurable" form of cancer. Her now ex-husband lost all their money in day trading. One of her two adopted children has a learning disability that may never allow him to live alone. Still, instead of feeling sorry for herself, a victim, or helpless, Karen started her own business and is...
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