# Problem Solving and Ambition

Topics: Problem solving, Mathematics, Problem Pages: 3 (934 words) Published: April 15, 2013
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Many people have different ambitions in life so the word ambition would have different definitions, depending on whom you ask. To me ambition is an urge desire to achieve your goals or succeed. Ambition leads you to dedication, motivation and time. I have many ambitions to achieve in a set period. Time motivates me to achieve my ambitions. Ambition in other words is the motive force needed to propel all of us to work towards our set cherished goals. . In this essay, I will define "ambition", write about the different effects of ambition, and at last, I will talk about my personal experience with ambition. Different people have different ambitions in life. The nature of ambition varies from persons to person. It depends upon one's family background, upbringing, social status and economic condition. Ambition is the motive force needed to propel all of us to work towards our set cherished goals. It force that makes a person achieve things wonderful and beyond one’s natural abilities, but ambition has the power to corrupt and completely alter one’s sense of reality and morality.

In one of the universities in Colombia, one of the students attended a math lecture. He sat in the back of the hall and slept quietly. At the end of the lecture, he wakes up on the students voices leaving the hall. Before leaving, he noticed that the professor has written two mathematical problems on the white board. Therefore, he wrote them down in his notebook and left the hall. When he came back home, he started solving those problems. They were very hard. Therefore, he went to the university's library, picked up some references and started working them out again. After 4 days, he was able to solve the first problem but he was feeling very angry with his professor for giving them such a hard assignment. In the next lecture, the professor did not ask about the assignment, he was very surprised about that. Therefore, he went up to the professor and told him that the first problem took...