How to Gain Ambition
Ambition… It’s the most basic driving force for humans. It’s the desire to succeed, even if we don’t know at what…
We want to see it in our kids because, while almost everything else can be learned…ambition comes from your gut, you can’t teach it. It’s a very personal trait and we have to carry it and nurture it all alone.
For most of us, it starts early in life. Sadly, some lose it along the way when life hits them in the face with adversity or obstacles.
Let’s talk Ambition. It’s critical to understand that ambition is only part of the story and luck is only relevant AFTER you’ve set yourself up for success. If you want to achieve your dreams, you need more than just ambition, you also need to know where you’re going and how to get there. Think of it this way…
AMBITION is your fuel. It’s the power that drives us to be better and make progress in life. But to reach your destination, you also need Courage to overcome the obstacles, you need Toughness and Perseverance to help you make the long journey, you need knowledge, and a tribe for directions and support. Develop a set of behaviors and rituals that combine together to create an unstoppable warrior within you.
Earlier I mentioned that I believe everyone starts with ambition in life. It’s a fire that’s stoked by things you’re passionate about. Often though, life throws obstacles in our way that tamp down our ambition. The main culprit is fear, but other blockers include bad experiences, not seeing a way to achieve your desired purpose in life, family situations and other buzz killing events. Let’s answer some basic questions for ourselves. The answers will help you find out what is suppressing your ambition and enable you to come up with a plan to demolish the blockers and re-ignite that fire that stokes your passion.
- Do you have fears that hold you back?
- Is your purpose clear?
- Do you have a plan to achieve your purpose?
- Do you have the right people around you to help you stoke that fire?
- Are your friends ambitious people who cheer your success?
Find out how Ambition works with other key behaviors to create the path to success. Read and Follow the Warrior’s Path here: Understanding Ambition