Personal Essay On Ambition

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Ambition We all want to do something. We all want to be someone. Whether it’s to graduate with a degree, travel the world, be an actress, learn a new instrument, or live deliberately, we all have ambition. However, many of us struggle to translate our ambition into actions. What exactly is ambition? Ambition is a strong desire to achieve something with determination. To me, it is a burning urge to reach my goals and succeed according to my standards. Ambition is something that everyone, no matter what age or cultural background, has. With that said, it can be a driving force for success or in some cases, a road to failure. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that “Big results require big ambitions,” whereas theologian Thomas Merton believes “When ambition ends, happiness begins.” I agree with the artist Salvador Dali, who once said, “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” To achieve something great requires dedication, time, energy, and motivation. Ambition is closely related to…show more content…
With time comes experiences. Everything I’ve experienced has manifested my ambition. Every comment, every remark, is engraved into my brain and I remember it when I take a test, when I go to an interview, or when I make art. I still remind myself: “Don’t listen to them… you are good enough.” Ambition gives meaning to my life. As the driving motivational force, it gives me a purpose to write my own story. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an outline before putting pen to paper? What about a voice that whispers eager encouragement and heartwarming hope, helping you at your toughest times? When I joined my school’s cheerleading team, I was shy and intimidated by the more experienced members. I constantly worried about not being good enough. Completing cheer camp was one of the most arduous tasks I’ve ever done. My spirits dropped as I fell down from stunts. My jumps weren’t high enough. My motions and fists weren’t tight enough. Was I going to get cut? How can I be
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