Why Should We Be Ambitious?


The word ambition meaning the desire for power is derived from a Latin word ambire “to go around”, ambi “around”, ire “to go”. Someone who goes around. Ambitious is defined as having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed. The determination to become successful and achieve something. So, why should you be ambitious in life?


An earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame or wealth. Willingness to strive for its attainment. I define ambition as someone will or desire to achieve a goal through a process that demands hard work, passion, and determination.

Is being ambitious a wrong thing? You know, Ambition is not a dirty word. It demands attention, passion to earn your worth and achieve your dreams. It makes you achieve the impossible and find your footing on the ground.

Being ambitious is similar to being greedy. The greed to achieve something, to build one’s life and chase your dreams. Greed reduces our focus, whereas ambition sets your focus. It is more far-reaching and flexible. Moreover, It helps you to flourish as well as contribute to the flourishing of others. It is expandable and adaptive.

 11 Reasons why we should be ambitious

1. Ambition makes you identify your goals

Firstly, if you are ambition you will know what you want to achieve. You set your goals and help them to achieve them.

2. It gives direction to your life

Secondly, when you are clear about your goals, you work in that direction to achieve them. This clears your path and gives meaning to your life.

3. It keeps you focused

Ambitious people are more focused on life. As they want to achieve something and they are very much clear about it. They keep themselves away from all the distractions and focus on their goals.

4. Ambition is more important than talent

Ambition alone does not guarantee success, but great talent without ambition is also nothing. Having talent but not the ambition, the enthusiasm to achieve it will not work for you.

5. Ambition leads to attributes vital for success

With ambition, comes other attributes that are vital for success. These are:

A. Persistent

when we want to achieve something, we don’t let roadblocks and failures hold us back. We strive for it and make it happen.

B. Experience

We gain experience by making small mistakes and learning the craft of it

C. Discipline

When we are focused and clear about our objectives, we do not care about the rest of the world, we become immune to criticism and become more organized.

D. Determination

With ambition, comes a determination to achieve our goals. We do not have time for anything else

E. Creativity

Ambition requires enthusiasm that produces creativity and we tend to think out of the box as we are excited.

6. Ambition provides clarity

Ambitiousness gives clarity about our goals aims and paths to reach our destination. It gives us a clear vision of what we want to achieve.

7. Ambition boost motivation

If you are ambitious, you are also motivated. The desire to achieve your goals makes you motivated and to reach what is unreachable. You are highly motivated to achieve them.

8. Life is more exciting with ambition

When you are ambitious, you are constantly chasing something and it makes your life exciting and interesting. Without ambition, you have nothing to dream and chase. Your life is meaningless.


9. Satisfaction

When you achieve something that you always wanted to, it gives you a sense of satisfaction. Even while trying it gives you the satisfaction that you have done something worthy in your life.

10. Ambition gives you a vision

It sets both vision and mission for your life. The vision to see what is worth achieving, the vision to decide for yourself what is good or bad. The vision of what you want in your life and how you are going to go about it.

11. Ambition makes you responsible

I feel, when you are ambitious, you desire to achieve something and you badly want it. You work hard for it. It makes you responsible for your career, goal and as a person too.

There is a negative aspect too with being ambitious. It makes you resistant to failures. A highly ambitious person cannot digest failures and accept that he/she will not be able to achieve what they wish to. Improve your Intelligence and Emotional Quotient so that you can deal with failure in a better manner. 

It makes them frustrated, restless at times. Some turn this negative side into positive by sheer persistence, patience and having faith in oneself that they will achieve it as they desire for it. They constantly work hard to achieve their goals. Emotional and mental health is important; be resilient so that you can achieve great heights.

Conclusively, one should be Ambitious in life to achieve greater heights. Until and unless you desire to achieve something you will not be able to. Set your goal and try hard to achieve it no matter what.


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  1. Very well written. “Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.” Remember that.

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