Every person should set ambition, because without ambition life would be meaningless. It would be just passing of time. Ambition makes life challenging and challenges make life interesting.
Ambition has been the backbone of every army! Through those great ancient Egyptian wars, through Persia, through Hastings, through Waterloo, through the native America, greedy colonist battles, through the world-wars, through the Balkans, and through every other great conflict that has ever existed each party was blessed buy pure and passionate ambition…to win at whatever cost necessary. Surely only the collective force of ambition found in a battle is liable to cause as much suffering and damage as has been caused by all battles that have ever been lost or won? Even the weakest, most injured warrior who persevered has been touched not by insanity, but by raw ambition, and even the most perturbed and exasperated warlord is supported not by his schemes, but by the ambition to realize them.
Ambition is the source of all that is good and all that is evil! It makes the wonders and it makes the wars. Ambition is the winner and loser of every game! Every footballer, every chess player, every marathon runner, every duck-legged Olympic walker smells of fervor, which seeps form the pores of their ambition.
When years of dedication pass the baton to ambition, there is a sage to be reckoned with. One only wonders why in spite of the eternal paradoxical query, “what would happen if an irresistible force met with an irresistible force?” Someone always has to lose? Ambition makes you healthy, wealthy, and wise! Doesn’t it? Observe this immortal quotation of Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can or you think you cannot, you are right”
The truth he successfully conveys is that we are the scribes of our own destiny. It is ambition that makes us think we can be successful, and lack of ambition that makes us think we cannot. Ambition and luck are both arch-enemies and best of friends. Ambition is a pain in the neck! It is the finger that sets the alarm for 6 am, the fingers that turn the cold key of the cold car on a cold morning. It compels us to do what we’d really rather put off until tomorrow, it slaps the wrist of apathy.