Dreams + Action = Ambition
Ambition can be seen as a verb. A verb conveys an action. Ambition conveys you to use drive, determination, perseverance, resilience, and courage to elevate and complete the steps necessary to fulfill your dreams. Ambition is taking the dream that no one may believe in, and writing out a plan of action. Ambition is taking the plan of action and working on it day after day after day. Ambition is failing and still believing in yourself. Ambition is making small success along the way. Ambition is starting a movement with just a few friends and creating a change that affects the world. Ambition is getting an education or a job to help your family. Ambition is getting up everyday to provide for your family as you try to remain passionate about your dream. Ambition is being involved in your community, reaching back to lift as you climb.
Outside forces are diluting the hard work that goes into the word ambition. The legs, backs and shoulders that ambition stands on did not dream, wake up then succeed. They dreamed, failed, became doubtful and then kept dreaming. Ambition allows you to develop your craft. Ambition pushes you when you have become complacent. Ambition is not fancy cars, clothes and houses. Ambition is having more than enough, being fulfilled physically, spiritually and mentally. Ambition is being in a place you never thought you would get to because someone kept telling you that you are undeserving, unqualified or unworthy.
Ambition. The word begets a cloud of dreams when you say it. Ambition. It brings forth hope and power. Ambition. The blood begins to rush through your body and adrenaline kicks in saying, “Do something now!” Ambition is not benefitting from an activity that diminishes those around. Ambition is not elevating while tearing others down. Ambition is not succeeding while everyone else around you fails. Ambition is power. Ambition is strength. Ambition is also grace.
Be ambitious in your words and actions. Be ambitious as you smile through it all. Be you. Do you. Tell your story. On your own terms.