“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte
As these words by the great leader suggests,that the difference between what we are and what we want to become completely depends on what ambitions we choose for ourselves.Everyone at some stage of their lives had set some goals to be achieved,some motives to be fulfilled,some ambitions to be seen taking its shape!!! It is human behavior that we are never satisfied or content with whatever we have and thus in order to achieve the best for us or something that we consider will make us somewhat superior to others coexisting with us in the same society,we strive hard to achieve it.We give these “something”,the name “AMBITION”!
It is an all knowing fact that our life is mortal,and that we all have to die some day.But a thing that strikes us is that why shouldn’t we live with a purpose.Unknowingly that this purpose later becomes the reason we live.We have all come across people who when asked that “What do u wanna become in your life?” or ” what are your ambitions?” With people replying to become a doctor,engineer,banker,businessman,author etc….But what we realize is that in fact the sole purpose of every individual nowadays is more towards earning money and not following their interests…
I truly believe that this should never happen.Being ambitious is good,because then we learn what all we have to achieve in life and never be egoistic or content in the little we have rather strive to achieve much better.But these ambitions need to make you a better human as well,an ambition should be great not for the world but for YOU,YOURSELF!
Also an ambition should never be above practicality or above your capacities.An ambition should not only benefit you as an individual rather it should be a holistic approach with all the people in the society get benefited because of your strengths. Today’s younger generation should also realize that an ambition should never come in between your responsibilities towards your family,friends,society,religion or nature.
According to me your ambition should make you a better person.So do strive hard,dream of fulfilling your aspirations but never lose the real you,because that is what makes you different from others.
This is not just to superficially explain or give you an apt definition of what an “Ambition” is…rather an insight for you to realize that being ambitious is what all it takes!!! 🙂