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Matthew Phongvilai
English 011
Mr. Russell
11/22/14

Ambition

Ambition; a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. Many people have different ambitions in life so the word ambition would have different definitions, depending on whom you ask. To me ambition is a burning urge and desire to achieve your goals or succeed. Ambition applies to dedication, motivation and time. I have many ambitions to achieve in a set period of time. For example my education, I would like to complete my Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering within four years. Within time motivates me to achieve my ambitions of obtaining that bachelor degree. Ambition in other words is the motive force needed to propel all of us to work towards our set cherished goals. It is the dynamic inner force that has led people from all walks of life to cleave to a new path, set a new vision and fight through hurdles to win with honor. Try and try again. You have to fail early to be able to succeed. As Bruce Lee once said “you have fall down 7 times get up 8.” That never-say die attitude is ambition. Many athletes in the collegiate level have a desire to be eligible to play their sport and make a living off of it. Nothing is handed to a person, they work their buttocks off and put in countless hours of practice and pride into what they do. Acknowledging the hard work and struggles that an athlete goes through shows their desire and passion for what they do and why they love it. Ambition is built into a person, a person who wants to become successful and to be able to provide for not only their selves but for their family. My personal ambition is contingent on my professional aspirations. My personal ambition is to be able to give back to my parents for all they have done to support my sister and me. I have always had the ambition to be able to make enough to support for them in the future and give them anything they want. My ideal happiness is to...
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