Logic Of The Day: 18.07.2019.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be ambitious and dream big dreams. It’s just the opposite. I’m a firm believer in ambition, a word that has gotten a bad rap of late.
Part of the reason we’ve lost ownership of our unspoken dreams is that we’ve been persuaded to allow our ambition to be subsumed into something that is more socially acceptable: faux humility.
We don’t speak aloud our ambition of tomorrow, so we silently stew in the unhappiness of today.
Think for a moment about why “you’ll be happy when…” Why do you want to get ahead? What do you want to do with that power? Do you want to change your family, your community, your country, your world? Do you want to make a mark, large or small, on this earth? What kind of life do you want to live? How do you want to raise your family? Do you want to give back?
Will an elevated position, an increased salary, and a voice of leadership help you do this? Of course it will. And that makes it no longer just your ambition, but your responsibility.
~ Laura Gasner Otting (4 Words to Ban from Your Life – and Transform Your Career)
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