What Is Ambition?
In short, ambition is a strong desire to achieve success, which can be represented in various forms: power, wealth, fame, just any particular goal a person strives to attain. People tend to disapprove of some manifestations of this desire, saying that it is often inordinate, that it makes a person think that he needs something he in fact simply wants, that it leads to unhappiness and grief for both the person in question and those around him. It seems that the majority prefers everyone to be humble and content with what one has.
And the majority is like this. If you look around, you’ll see that there are almost no ambitious people in your vicinity – I mean, truly ambitious and not the ones who simply speak about getting a better job or asking for the raise in salary. There is nothing wrong about these two examples, and they may be a good idea for small steps towards something larger, but the difference between an ambitious person and a usual one is the fact that the ambitious man actually does not speak but decides and does.
Ambition is the motive power behind powerful people who, in turn, move other people, organizations, countries, and the whole world. Ambitious people are the ones who really determine the way the world will look tomorrow and where the history will turn. Ambition is the power behind any kind of progress and change; the majority strives for stability, the ambitious minority wants to alter things and still manages to do it.
In my opinion, it is…