I am never satisfied with the things I have achieved.
It is never enough.
Deep inside, I always crave more. This relentless ambition started slowly when I was a kid, and as time went on, it got bigger, and bigger.
Remember when you were young, and the very first question you were asked at school was: “what do you want to be when you grow up?”
Remember how no one answered: “I WOULD LOVE TO SIT AT A DESK FROM 9-5 FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE AND PAY TAXES!”
Obviously, we all answered something like: “I want to be Spiderman, a princess, a policeman.” When we were young, we were dreamers, the world was big, and we wanted to discover everything, and anything.
“Ambition is an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment”
This mindset changes when we grow up, suddenly, we are being told how to structure our lives. People even tell us it’s not possible to ‘do something else’, and with that; all ambition is often lost.
What happened to the kid who wanted to become a superhero? Why can’t he, or she, be a superhero?
We are told we need to do well in school, get our degree, get a job, find yourself a partner for life, make some kids, and pay our taxes, until one day, your body says it’s over.
It goes as far as ‘you are not going to do well in life, if you don’t follow these exact steps’, something I have been told multiple times.
You are almost being punished for trying to do something different, or to think outside the box. In my previous blog, I talked about having big goals and not being afraid of those goals. In this blog I want to talk about ambition and why you should always be ambitious and hungry for more.
The world doesn’t owe you anything, you’re the one who needs to put in the work. The willingness to strive for its attainment is the key of Ambition’s definition.
I have many goals in life; one of them was becoming a Gymshark athlete.
In my previous blog, I wrote about my journey with Gymshark, and how I became a part of the family.
A couple weeks after the blog, I got the call that made me an official athlete. Finally, one of my biggest goals achieved. My problem is always wanting more, which I don’t necessarily see as a problem, but more as a blessing.
It’s never enough, I always want more.
This Gymshark athlete goal of mine ended up being just another ‘smaller’ goal that I have wanted.
Before, I thought this was it, I made it. However, once you get there, you should always desire more.
Of course, you need to be humble and grateful for the opportunities that are presented to you, but aiming for more keeps our young brains active.
I cannot imagine at some point telling myself; “ah, this is fine”. Whatever situation that I am in, I will always desire more.
I think ambition is one of the greatest characteristics a person can have.
Ambitions overcome failure.
Ambition defeats anything that is holding you back from achieving your goals. A person who is ambitious will eventually ALWAYS win.
Therefore, you should always be ambitious about your goals and dreams. You literally cannot get to the top if you don’t have a desire to do so.
Ambition is the key to building a mindset for success.
“Big results require big ambitions”