Ambition is a strong desire that pushes you to want to succeed. It gives you the fuel to keep going, even when all odds are against you.
It’s a stubborn unwillingness to give up, many people may see this as a negative attribute, but it truly isn’t. If you learn to channel it correctly, it can bring in GREAT RESULTS!
Being ambitious doesn’t mean becoming ruthless or heartless. It doesn’t mean stepping on someone else so you can achieve your goals. Healthy ambition does exist and it’s a great approach to adapt, especially if you want to achieve long lasting success with no regrets.
Healthy ambition integrates a balance between pursuing your own agenda while keeping in mind and acting on behalf of the greater good and best interest of others.
Don’t get me wrong; you will not make everyone happy. But that’s because in life there are jealous people who don’t like the idea of you pursuing your dreams passionately. Block the negativity, keep doing you and keep chasing your dream.
Ambition isn’t a quality you are born with; in fact, anyone can become ambitious. You need to mentally prepare yourself and know exactly what it is you want to achieve.
Toss unhealthy habits such as Procrastination and laziness out of the window, and learn to carry an attitude that it is ‘’JUSTDOIT’’.
Here are 3 main habits of the healthy ambitious person:
Keep your goals a secret!
As much as you want to share your goals and what you want to achieve, DON’T. Psychologists have found that telling someone your goals makes it less likely for you to attain. When you tell someone and they acknowledge it, your mind is tricked into thinking that you’ve achieved your goal. Now that you’ve felt that satisfaction you are less motivated to actually do the hard work that is involved in the process of achieving your set goal. The healthy ambitious person sets goals and never shares them until it’s achieved.
Believing that you can!
Self-confidence is an important factor that helps you keep pushing and driving towards your goal. By saying you can’t, you are setting yourself back, you are limiting your abilities and underestimating yourself. Ultimately, you are holding yourself back from achieving what you deserve. The ambitious person knows this, they push themselves and they always say ‘’I can’’.
Go ahead and accomplish it, no matter how difficult it is. Don’t settle for less!
Stop comparing yourself to others!
The best way to keep your ambition healthy is to never compare yourself to others. Your only competition should be you, and your only focus should be on improving your abilities. Don’t waste your time on analysing others, it will only slow you down and ruin your vibe.
Instead, consider redirecting this comparison by using it on yourself. Compare the present you, to the past you and see how much progress you’ve made over time.
Your time is valuable, so use it wisely!