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You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
-- Beverly Sills


Wednesday, February 15, 2023


Most of the systems and conveniences that support your daily life have been brought to you by ambition. Every technological advancement, from your flush toilet to the back-up camera on your car, came from someone’s ambition.

It’s often considered selfish or greedy for a person to be ambitious. And there certainly is an element of self interest in ambition.

Nonetheless, everyone benefits greatly from the accumulation, century after century, of the fruits of ambition. Without it, life for many people would be a grim, dismal experience in almost every moment.

Ambition is not perfect, and is definitely not the entire point of life. But neither is it something you would want to be lacking in your own life or in the lives around you.

Yes, ambition can resonate with greed. Yet that is far outweighed by the fact that ambition is also the basis for discipline, focus, persistence, creativity, and responsibility.

Ambition connects deeply to the drive that keeps you alive. Feel it, follow it, and let it push you to make life better than it otherwise would have been.

— Ralph Marston

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