Many people are not interested in acquiring power, not because they lack ambition, but because they are living their lives as they desire.
Content: Quotation | Author: Sheryl Sandberg | Subjects: Ambition, Power / Authority
At some point, people have enough money to have financial security, live a comfortable, adventuresome lifestyle, and fulfill most of their aspirations in life. It is a mark of emotional and spiritual maturity to be able to say, “I have enough.” Past a certain point, it is not healthy to want more; actually, it is a kind of sickness.
Content: Quotation | Authors: John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Ambition, Career / Employment, Motivation
Every great leader begins with a great dream. Ambitious visions not only require a capacity for meaningful change, but also provide the energy and inspiration to engage others. These tasks — articulating a dream and rallying others around it — are the essence of leadership. The study of leaders in every field tells us that leadership is the residue of ambition… Great leaders have an … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: James A. Champy | Source: Leader to Leader | Subjects: Achievement, Ambition, Leadership, Success / Failure
Ambitious people don’t like failing or looking stupid. As the social scientist Chris Argyris (one of the fathers of organizational-learning theory) put it, smart people have trouble learning because it involves so much floundering and failure.
Content: Quotation | Authors: Clint Kilts, Roderick Gilkey | Source: Harvard Business Review | Subjects: Ambition, Learning, Personality / Behavior, Success / Failure
Ambition drastically discounts the value of anything achieved in the present, while overvaluing what may be possible in the future.
Content: Quotation | Source: European Business Forum (EBF) | Subject: Ambition
A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.
Content: Quotation | Source: Zaadz | Subject: Ambition
Until you’ve explicitly defined your life’s goals and aspirations, you can’t really know what tradeoffs you’re willing to make to reach them.
Content: Quotation | Source: Bain & Company | Subjects: Ambition, Personal Development
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Content: Quotation | Source: WriteWorks | Subjects: Ambition, Commitment
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
Content: Quotation | Source: The Atlantic Monthly | Subjects: Ambition, Personality / Behavior
Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want.
Content: Quotation | Subjects: Ambition, Life