Ambition is a strong desire from within yourself that drives you to achieve your goals even if that takes hard work and determination. Ambitious people are more likely to excel in their work and personal lives.
Not everyone is born being an ambitious person, laziness, a lack of confidence in yourself and being unable to find motivation can all be factors that whittle away at any ambition you may have.
If you feel that you may be lacking so
me ambition, do not despair! The good news is that you can learn how to be a more ambitious person.
The first step in learning to be more ambitious, is changing the way that you speak to yourself and think about yourself. If you fill your mind with negative thoughts like “It’s too hard” or “I can’t do this” or “I don’t deserve this”, you will be less likely to push yourself or take risks in your work and personal life, because you will already believe that you cannot do it. It is mentally sabotaging yourself before you even begin.
Being kind to yourself is something that will only come about with practice. Repeating complimentary and positive mantras to yourself daily can be one way to boost your feelings of confidence and self worth. If you mentally assure yourself that you are capable and worthy, you will be more assertive!
Setting goals enables you to envision where you want to be in your life. Goals can be big or small, from getting to the gym three times a week to moving to a completely new city or finding a higher paying job, in fact it is good to begin by setting smaller realistic goals. Setting small goals that are easier to achieve will boost your confidence and increase your ambition.
When setting goals, think more about what you have to gain by achieving them, than about what you have to sacrifice or how difficult it will be to achieve them. You can choose to share your goals or to keep them secret. One way to stay on track is to make a vision board. Seeing your goals in tangible form will boost your ambition!
Failure can undoubtedly be scary! Failure in our work or social life can bring hurt and embarrassment and it is the thing that keeps us from putting ourselves out there and trying to reach the limits of our ambition.
Ambitious people see failure as a temporary setback or as a lesson instead of something to be afraid of. Try to teach yourself see failure as an opportunity to learn instead of an embarrassment, because that is exactly what it is. You tried something and it didn’t work, so next time you know exactly what not to do! When you learn not to be afraid of failure, and to take it in your stride, you ambition is sure to become stronger.
Succeeding in any capacity of life definitely feels good and can be a great confidence boost, but ambitious people do not dwell on their successes. Your successes should be a fuel, not an ending point.
To be an ambitious person, you need to accept that you, in a healthy way, can always be working towards your next goal! Resting on your laurels can hinder your path towards achieving your next goal. Remember the feeling of achieving and use that to feed your ambition!
One way to remain ambitious is to reward yourself when you reach a goal you have set for yourself. A reward can be anything from a candy bar or a pair or shoes or even a holiday. Setting bigger rewards for achieving bigger goals is sure to fuel your ambition!
When you are working towards something, whether it be completing a project at work to completing a fitness challenge, you will most surely experience a certain degree of stress, and this stress could kill your ambition. But feeling stress is a natural thing and life cannot be complete without it.
Rewarding yourself for achieving a goal after a stressful period of time can help to keep your mind focused on your goals and your ambition burning during the stressful time!
The attitudes and thinking of the people who surround you can drastically affect your own attitude and thinking. Ambitious people are more positive and are less likely to engage in negative behaviours. Ambitious people see themselves and others in a more positive light and tend to verbalize these feelings which can be very motivational. Ambitious people not only push themselves, but the people around them too.
Lazy or unambitious people are much more likely to have negative attitudes which in time will wear off onto you and affect your mental relationship with your own goals. Surrounding yourself with ambitious people will inspire you to keep your own goals and attitude in check. Find role models with healthy and successful habits online, in your work community or social circle and seek out their advice and friendship.
Do not let yourself be influenced by those with a lack of ambition. You can use social media platforms like instagram and twitter to ensure that you are met with inspirational words and images every day.
Ambitious people do not wait for the things that they want to come to them, they go out and get it for themselves!
When you realize that there is no perfect time to begin to work towards the things that you want in life, that with some hard work it is all within your reach, your ambition will grow. Do not fall into the trap of excuses and begin today!
It may take some time no one is saying that it will be easy, but if you invest time and positivity into yourself, you will be sure to grow your ambition!
Wanting to grow means admitting your weaknesses.
Wanting to grow means leaving your backyard and putting your beliefs in doubt.
Wanting to grow means confronting and clashing with those who remain lower on the ladder of personal growth.
After all, thinking that personal growth is just a jumble of stupid things makes our “place on the ladder” more… comfortable. But is it possible that life is only a constant search for security and comfort? If you are not convinced either, these four factors will enable you to have a look at the panorama that you can see from the next rung up on the ladder.
Have you ever asked why some days you really do not manage to find motivation and everything seems to go awry? You find yourself blaming: the rain, the train/bus you miss at the last second, the red light, the b*****d boss (“bearded”, of course?! 😉 ), the teacher who is too demanding?!
And if I told you that in reality it all depends on only one act?
Why you are demotivated
In the past weeks I have noticed a drop in motivation: the days began on the wrong foot, and finished worse. Trying to understand the reasons at the root of this demotivation, I came to the conclusion that the principle cause was bound to one act alone. The act of which I am speaking is the first act that we do when we wake up. Every morning, in fact, we relive the famous scene from “Sliding Doors”:
Do you also find that during the first months of the year you are sizzling with energy? To make the most of this energy, I propose a 21-day program for putting your life in order, through small practical actions that you perform day after day.
The program takes its cue from the Japanese book “Yume wo kanaeru, Souji Ryoku” by Mitsuhire Masuda. The book’s title can be literally translated as “To transform dreams into reality, the power of order”. The key concept of the book is that the environments in which we live and work have a powerful influence on our states of mind, and therefore, a clean and ordered environment has the power to free our minds, creating fertile ground for bringing about the changes we desire in our lives.
Try to imagine these three scenes:
Scene # 1: you are at the cash register, a person jumps the queue rudely in front of you. You start to look around with a surprised face, looking for the support of some other client, but at the end you allow him to do it and say nothing.
Scene # 2: your boss always gives you extra work 5 minutes before you are supposed to leave the office or, even worse, to complete over the weekend. You Can not stand this, but he is your boss and you can not say “no”.
Knowing how to develop good relationships with others is extremely important in both our private life and in the workplace.
This is not about being a suck-up, but instead it is about establishing sincere relationships that allow us to work more effectively and to let others appreciate our value more.
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Your smile is your best business card. I am not talking about a fake smile, people will recognize that form miles away. But a nice, simple, spontaneous and friendly smile.
Here is a list of simple things that can bring you a bit more happiness in your life:
1 Going outside. Even a few minutes of fresh air can make you feel better.
2 Wearing a freshly ironed shirt after a refreshing shower.
3 Staying up and talking about anything and everything until 2 am with someone special.
Always being motivated to achieve an objective is not easy. Some days we simply like to lie on the couch in front of TV.
In this article we will discuss 10 practical and immediate actions to fight your lack of motivation and achieve your goals.
1. Start. If you dont feel like studying, open that damn book and begin by reading the first paragraph. If you do not feel like going to the gym, wear your sneakers, grab your bag and go out. Dont think. When you’re unmotivated, your mind will only give you good reasons for not doing what you are supposed to do. Simply start, everything else will come naturally.
There is no harm in having ambitions; it’s being too competitive that can cause problems because you always want to excel and you get distracted from your real interests.
The line not to cross
A thin line separates ambition and competition, so that often the two concepts overlap. In fact, those who aim for something important often end up becoming competitive in everything else, bringing a lot of stress in their lives.