Being ambitious

Opinion Mar, 27 2023
Being ambitious
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The word “Ambition” comes from the Middle English word “ambicioun,” meaning and excessive desire for power, money or wealth. Ambition is something that everyone, no matter their age or cultural background, has instinctively. Ambition is well-defined as a strong desire to obtain success, power, or riches or as something that you want very much to do or to obtain. Having an ambition represents everything to many people.  Ambition makes life challenging and challenges make life interesting.

Ambition is vital for you to achieve your goals. It takes a lot of energy for one to achieve his dreams. Therefore, being ambitious keeps you motivated and determined to fulfill your dream. You will always feel energetic as you pursue your dream. Being ambitious expands your chances of achieving your goals. It is only eager people who will fight through the hard times until their dreams come true.  If the common ambition in the past was to become a teacher or a lawyer, it is now an engineer, a medical doctor, software professional, or a stockbroker that most people wish to be. But even though there is much variety in ambitions, all of them are fueled by a common desire for a reputable and honored social status, as well as for security and constancy in life.

The nature of ambitions changes not only from person to person but from time to time, in the same person. Almost everyone dreams of something while growing up. We all have ambitions when we are little, which change as we grow up. Ambitions lead us to a definite aim in life. Moreover, they help us focus on our goal no matter the cost. It drives us to do better in life. Ambitions differ from one person to another.

Ambition lends motivation to work. The purpose behind work becomes very powerful, when it proceeds from ambition. Ambition is roughly an index of power; and when the ambitious man owns strength of will intelligence and capacity for work, he is sure to succeed in life.

A person with an astonishing caliber will never be able to succeed in his life if he doesn’t have any ambition. There are chances for a person without an ambition to go astray. He will not know how to properly utilize his talents in life. Ambition is, in fact, an attitude which will help you overcome all the problems you might face in your life. Ambitions should always be individually inspired. They should not be influenced by the opinion or compulsion of others. Pressure from others is an important reason for the failure of most ambitions.

Is being ambitious really important in our life? You will get the answer to this question from the below-mentioned points.

A person who is ambitious will never be idle. He will always have a clear idea about what he has to attain in his life. Ambitious people will never go for shortcuts. Unlike the greedy people, they will struggle hard to achieve success in all the works they do. Ambition is the key driver of perfectionism.  An ambitious person will always be keen enough to analyze and rectify all his mistakes. Ambition encourages the people to dream bigger. It also drives them through the right path which is required to achieve their dreams. They will be the inspiration to many others in the society.  When an ambitious person works hard and on-time to complete his tasks, he will learn how to manage the time efficiently. Ambition imparts discipline to your life. Without proper discipline, no one will be able to succeed in their life. Though there are ambitious people who try to reach by hook or crook, not all the people are similar to them. There are also people who understand the value of ethics in their professional and personal life. Having ambition gives you confidence that your hard work will someday bear fruits. Manage yourself and your time well. By overcoming challenges in life, you will get prepared to face any situation that comes your way. Through this, you will live a purposeful life driven by ambitions. Birds of the same feathers are known to flock together.

If you are ambition people who have the will to achieve their goals will be close to you since most of your talks will be on the path to take to make your dreams. Ambition builds your decision-making skills. This is mainly because for you to achieve you need to make several crucial decisions in your life. Ambitious people are delighted when they achieve their goals. They feel they did it and their life is worth living. For you to change your life and have goals you need to develop ambition. This is the gearing spirit to your turn. In short, the role of ambition in the development of a successful society is indispensable. Living without an ambition is similar to a life without any meaning. It is the responsibility of all the parents to train their children to aim high.

Our aim should always be high. It is only noble ambition than can elevate individuals and societies, and that is alone capable of bringing peace and prosperity. It is of no doubt that ambition is of great importance. Successful people that you see today never let their goal to collapse despite challenges and criticism. They lived to fight for their dreams. To gain wealth or power is a natural desire, since everyone cannot be expected to adopt renunciation as his ideal. But the unselfish ambition of a few great people is the salt that leavens society.

Published in The Daily National Courier, March, 28 2023

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Syeda Hoor Shumail
Syeda Hoor Shumail
Contributing author at Daily National Courier. Looking after OP-ED page with diversified content on mix topics of greater interest. Also member of Karachi Union of Journalist (KUJ).

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