10 September 2010
As I started out to write a paper based on ambition I had to question myself what ambition really was. What makes people get that extra push to be ambitious, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of being an ambitious person? At first, I must admit it was very difficult to comprehend. In the American Heritage dictionary it states that ambition comes from the Middle English word “ambicioun,” meaning “excessive desire for honor, power, or wealth.” After reading this meaning I understood what was stated, but it still did not make a clear meaning to me what ambition was. I have found that after reading a quote by Henry Ford my understanding started to all come together. Henry Ford once quoted, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” This quote in itself explains to me that it is a self motivated decision made by one individual. It is ambition that makes us think we can be successful, and lack of ambition that makes us think that we cannot. Many people have different ambitions in life so the word ambition would have different meanings depending on which you ask and how one defines it.
An ambition is an eager, and sometimes an inordinate desire for honor, superiority, leading power, or the attainment to seek a goal that is immensely desired. Ambition is something that anyone, no matter his or her age or cultural background has instinctively. Ambition can push towards a driven force for success or in altering views a road to failure. Without an ambition we, human beings, have no purpose to be self driven individuals. Ambition in other words is that motive force needed to propel all to work towards our cherished goals in which we set. Ambition is the explosive inner force that has led many people from all walks of life to make a new path, set a new vision.
Ambitious people are those with the hopes of one day conquering their ambition. Ambitious people are confident and because...