Ambition is a strong desire to achieve something in life. A person without any ambition is like a boat without rudder. Having an ambition needs continuous efforts towards achieving it. One cannot achieve anything if one just day dreams and does nothing.
A strong will-power and determination will carry a person forward against all obstacles. Different people have different ambitions. Some aim to become teachers, soldiers, artists, politicians, doctors, engineers etc. Some try to amass wealth and some run after the name and fame. There are others who aim to serve humanity. One should have a noble aim in life and strive hard honestly, sincerely and with dedication to achieve it.
A person with an ambition should not be dependent upon circumstances. He should move ahead facing all the odds and difficulties that hinder his progress. He should have the firm determination to achieve his aim. His will-power and determination will carry him forward. Obstacles in his way will not lead him astray.
An ideal person always tires to achieve his goal. Aspiring for great things in life is human tendency. The youth of today wants to scale the greater heights of success. if we dream for the stars, we will at least reach the moon.
Different people have different ambitions in life. The nature of ambition varies from persons to person. It depends upon one’s family background, upbringing, social status and economic condition.
Swami Vivekananda said that, “Man is master of his destiny”. He said that by will-power alone we an fully determine and control our actions and thereby change the course of Fate. But many people believe, with firm conviction, in the inscrutable hand of Fate. In fact, in India fatalism is very much present among all cross-section of the population.
Intellectuals aim at achieving excellence in art, science or similar field. They struggle hard to fulfill their aim. They strive to achieve great heights of fame and glory. Their hard work brings them scholarships and awards. An artists aims to make his work immortal. He wants to create a name in the world of art. An artiste would want his/her songs to echo in each and every corner of the world.
Some people aim for wealth. They desire to amass wealth by any means. At times, people with such an aim to into anti-social activities like smuggling and black marketing. In this way, corruption spreads. There are other people who demand huge dowries on the marriage of their sons.
For a glamorous life, some people choose the film and television careers. Others choose to become fashion models. One who succeeds gets both wealth and fame.
There are also people who aim to become political leaders. A statesman aims to carrying thought great schemes for his country’s advancement. There are some who aim to become soldiers and serve the country.
There are others boys and girls aim to become teachers. Teaching is one of the noblest of professions. A teacher removes illiteracy, ignorance and superstitions to some extend. According to Plato, education is the turning of the inner eye towards light. Teachers are the real architects of the nation. The students of today are the citizens of tomorrow. Teachers can make the younger generation responsible citizens of the country.
There are others who neither want to wealth nor fame. They wish to serve humanity at large. They believe that service to mankind is service to God. Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda laid great stress on alleviating the suffering of the poor. Mother Teresa is also known as the angle of peace. She rendered a yeoman’s service to the poor and destitute people who were in need of love and care.
German playwright, Paul Thomas Mann said, “There are two kinds of men in this world, men of thought and men of action. Thinks like the men of thought, act like the men of action.” Our actions are preceded by our thoughts. We are judged only by our deeds. Thus we must do right action and try to avoid immoral or bad action.
One’s motive is one’s aim in life should be noble and good. One should nor try to fulfill one’s ambition by foul means. In short, one should have a noble aim in life. One’s action should be directed towards the nation’s prosperity. One should strive hard honestly, sincerely and with dedication to achieve it.