Ambition is a powerful force, it turns Hopeful wishes into reality.
It leads you on the right course to the good life.
"I only want something at the service of others, not at the expenses of others."
- If you want to be great, you must first find a way to do so by serving others.
- If it's your ambition to be wealthy, you must first learn how to give.
- If it is your ambition to be healthy, you must first learn to stop doing things that can make you and others sick.
You're about to hear why ambition is at the core of every success.
Remember this program is only the beginning, the insights you'll learn from this program are seeds, that have the capacity to lead to an extraordinary achievement.
My hope is that you will cultivate those ideas with your own imagination, and creativity.
Water them with your faith, intensify them with your activity, so that they will grow and bear fruits.
To a lot of people, ambition is kind of a mystery.
The dictionary says "It is an eager desire for distinction, power or fame."
The word eager all by itself is kind of exciting. Kids are eager for their birthday parties. They expect to be the center of attention. Gets lots of presents.
I guess grown up are eager for their birthday too, unless of course they're embarrassed the number of candles on the cake outnumber their achievements.
We can be eager to see a ball game, to see your kids in a dance, eager to see an old friend. Eager to shop for a new car.
Eager sounds like a lot of fun.
But do you ever hear people say they are eager to live a better life ? Eager to have a better family ? Eager to make a lot of money ?
Probably not. And that's a problem.
Because as I see it, living a better life, having a better family, and making a lot of money, takes an eager desire.
We have the remarkable ability to get exactly what we must have.
But there's a difference between wishes and desires.
We all heard people say: I wish I could drop 5 pounds, I want to be a little lighter.
And even though we wish we could breath a little easier in our clothing, we have to have the desire to exercise a little more, and eat a little less.
The "I wish I could loose weight" has to become "I have the eager desire to loose weight".
Same with people who wish they have more money to pay the bills. Or take a vacation, or just to take a little pressure out of life.
But before their lifestyle can change, their wish needs to become a desire.
If they really desire change, they wouldn't spend their evening watching TV, and wishing they would be doing something more.
The backbone of an eager desire to change is discipline.
True ambition is discipline eager desire. It's that little part pithing us that says, "If I want to be ready for that meeting tomorrow, I need to finish preparing for it today."
"If I want to make sure to pay for my kid's college education, I need to start saving today."
"If I want a better life tomorrow, I need to start working on it today."
Ambition is a minute by minute, day by day, mentality.
To have the ambition to work towards a better family life, a new car, a bigger house, a financially secure future, you have to live it every moment.
If living a successful life was easy, I'm sure more people would be successful.
If just being ambitious would be enough, I'm sure all of the broken perplex people in the world wouldn't be broke and perplex.
While most people spend most of their lives struggling to earn a living, how much smaller numbers seems to have everything going their way ?
Instead of just earning a living, the smaller group is busily working at building and enjoying a fortune.
And here sits the larger group: wondering in awe, on how life can be so unfair, complicated and unjust.
So what's the major difference between the little with so much, and the larger group with so little ?
Despite all the factors that affect our lives, like the kind of parents we have, the Schoo l we attended, the part of the country we grew up in, none has as much potential power for doing good as the ability to dream.
Dreams are a kind of projection of the kind of life we want to live.
Dreams can drive you.
Dreams can make you skip over obstacles.
When we allow our dreams to pull us, they unleash their creative force that can over power everything in our way.
To unleash this power though, your dreams must be well defined.
A fuzzy future has little pull power.
To really achieve your dreams, to really have your future plan pulls you, your dreams must be vivid.
If you've ever ride the 14,000 foot pick in the Rocky Mountains, one thought has surely come to mind: How did the settlers of this country did do it ? How did they get from the east coast to the west coast ? By foot, carrying one day supply of food and water is hard enough. Can you imagine carrying all of your worldly good with you ?