Ambition is the fuel that drives the engine of fulfillment in life. Many schools of thought have different points of views on being ambitious. There have been people who believe being ambitious is the root cause of all problems and health issues in life. Then there are those that believe ambition runs our life. It gives a sense of purpose and pushes people to fulfill those ambitions and purposes to bring meaning to their lives.
Are You Lacking Passion And Ambition In Life?
Today, a major concern for millennials in the corporate world is the quicker burn-out that they suffer because of little to no balance between their personal and professional lives. They work harder than needed, do not get the recognition or results as planned or expected, work the hardest to live an adventurous personal life which the work hours and work pressure doesn’t allow and thus, they burn out before they hit the age of 30.
All this because the passion that they face the world with, that they start working with has somehow lost its charm and meaning. Profession or office becomes a time-killing excuse
that isn’t leading anywhere in life. It’s like they are stuck in the same loop of office, home, sleep, wake up, office, and repeat.
When asked to think about their passion or future or what they want to achieve, that discussion mostly leads to them dropping their current jobs and looking for better growth and
opportunities. If they are too pumped up, they might even look for and initiate a start-up.
What Will Help?
The concern remains intact and unresolved. What is their passion and how do they plan to maintain it throughout the course of their working life?
There are certain tried and tested pointers and formulas in life that help you see your goals and ambitions more clearly. Move closer to them with each passing day. Are you a corporate professional or an entrepreneur? There are different ideas and aids for both to climb the ladder of success with the help of ambition. Realize your passion if you haven’t done that yet. Raise the level of your passion and maintain it through the course of your life.
Find A Mentor
It could be someone you look up to or someone you trust. Be it a college professor that knew and understood you, a friend with similar goals and mindset, or an online forum or platform, having a mentor is extremely crucial to the roller-coaster that is success.
Build A Board, a vision board that will help you see things clearly. Pin your goals, however silly you deem them to be, write your ambitions, use pictures and put up post-its with to-dos alongside each vision.
Find what you are good at
Even if you believe that your talent is not helpful, you can at least use it to bring you joy in gloomy times so you keep moving forward.
Recall Your Achievements
Go back and reminisce about your past successes and victories. Pin them on the vision board if needed. Keep reminding yourself that you achieved success when you least
expected to. You can definitely achieve it when you visualize and plan it step-by-step.
Remember that those negative talks in your head only bring you down. If you cannot think ahead positively, make sure to control those negative thoughts that cloud your abilities and vision. Having a plan and step-by-step procedure to accomplish your ambition helps majorly with cutting down on negative thoughts.
Enjoy the process while believing that you are reaching there steadily. The wise have said that success does not happen overnight and they are right. The more you think of it as a
process and not a single action, the more you will enjoy the journey.
Read and Research
This cannot be stressed enough. Reading and researching can clear half your doubts and constitute a major share in giving you the needed clarity. Read as much as you can. Read
about your field, read about failures rising to success with constant work and ambition, read about everything that keeps you going!
Be honest with yourself about your ambitions and goals. Be realistic while setting them and plan ahead with all honesty. You do not need to lie to yourself.
The Bottom Line
Lastly, those insecurities that led to your burn-out in the first place can be converted into what you need to work on. Talk to your mentor or your friend, find platforms or online forums of like-minded people that wish to grow and give meaning to their lives.