What prevents you from growing, what prevents you from becoming all you can become?
Ambition is what makes people grow, ambition is what makes people accomplish things that are not easy.
But ambition is kept in check… as I said above, by desire that everybody says is good for you… Bah humbug.
Let’s see what the words actually mean before we continue.
Ambition is directing your motive power, your inner motive power towards the accomplishment of something: learning, building, mastering. In my view, the beingness view: ambition is the willingness to go/do for what you want. Continue reading “Not as successful as you would like to be?”
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Desire vs ambition. What is the difference? Which one should you have?
For most people words mean something… approximately. Their life reflects this unclarity. Clarity is one of the most important determinants of one’s life… this is why I measure it in the starting point measurements.
I watched a guy who until his clarity went up to 3500, he was miserable.
Most people I measure have a clarity of 200-400. Puny at best, sh*tty life. Guaranteed.
Ok, desire and ambition. Let’s agree what the words mean… energetically.
Desire is 100% desire for the self alone. Wanting something for yourself but not being willing, not even considering doing work to get it. If someone else has what you want, you envy it, you are jealous of them… but to match the work they did… hell no.
Ambition, on the other hand is a willingness to work, to sweat, to do for one’s own fulfillment. The higher your ambition the more you can accomplish the faster.
Desire takes the energy away from ambition… Continue reading “High desire… it must be a good thing, right?”
I spent yesterday reading the novel the 1997 Dutch film (Character) was based upon. Of course they changed a few things, and the film left me in deep quandary. The title didn’t make sense. The whole dynamic didn’t make sense. So I read the book.
Most movies’ ending is clear… this is probably only the second movie that left me with questions: WTF just happened? The other movie is the 2002 Chinese movie “Together”.
Anyway, I read the Character book. It was written in 1938.
I did learn what the title was about. And I learned a lot more.
This article is not about the movie, this article is about what makes a man a Man. Continue reading “Ambition versus Desire… Why ambition has become a dirty word, and who does it serve?”