Some people say ambition is bad, but I would have to disagree with that. I feel inspired! Why would you not want to achieve and look forward to progress in the future? I initially was going to focus this blog on women, but I feel that both men and women experience the things I’m going to discuss below. Before reading, I really want you to (PAUSE) ask yourself, what does it mean to be an ambitious person? Do you think you’re ambitious? If no….why not? If yes, then what are you ambitious about? It is something that can bring you temporary happiness or lifelong joy?
Ambitious? What’s that?
Having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed. (Adjective)
How I really feel
Before reading the three things listed below, I feel that a lot of people these days feel the need to apologize for wanting a better life. You don’t owe anybody your apologies. I’m keeping it short and to the point, I REPEAT you DON’T owe ANY APOLOGIES FOR WANTING BETTER! Now moving along……..
3 reasons you don’t have to apologize for being ambitious:
1. First and foremost I would like to say DO NOT EVER let anybody downplay who you are. Whether you are good at singing, handling money, working with small children, fixing things, playing sports, etc…, don't allow people to make you feel anything less than who you are. I understand that being humble is idealistic, but nobody should ever make your talents, skills, or hard work seem less important than what they really are. Don’t apologize for your gifts!
2. DON’T apologize for working hard and putting in extra work! You’re doing this (whatever your thing may be) for you and/or you’re doing it to help pave the path for others.
3. You have to live your life! I had quite a few people tell me which profession they thought I should have been in while growing up….BUT …. I’m an educator now (nobody predicted) and I love it! If I would have listened to other people, I probably would have been in the wrong profession and not really happy. Ambition is not about hurting someone or leaving people behind, true ambition is about utilizing energy to carry out your end goal.
Whatever you do in life never forget the man who reigns in Heaven and Earth! All glory be to God and continue being ambitious people. Whether you’re young or old, your ambition doesn’t have to die.
Thanks for taking time to read my blog. Be blessed