The cool thing about this powerful word, ambition, is no one can force you or fool you into having it.  As Wale puts it: “Ambition is priceless, its something that’s in your vein.” Ambition and success goes hand-in-hand, one cannot exist without the other.

Ambition is a state of mind and a day-to-day process – it’s a part of the blueprint in achieving whatever you desire to achieve. It’s about identifying, and focusing on the core and primary motivator of achieving your goal.

Everyone has a dream, everyone has a talent, but what separates the achievers from the failures is ambition; it supersedes all. The ambitious ones sometimes fall but in the long run they always win.

The late Jim Rohn, a renowned author and motivational speaker once talked about 3 powerful points that highlighted the key to staying ambicious and focused on your goal. Below I’ve listed the 3 points.

Self discipline: Make sure you identify and balance your fear and anxiety, this will equip you mentally and emotionally for the journey

Concentration: Stay away from the negative voices and influences that may attempt to  pull you off course from meeting your goals

Self reliance: Expect things to sometimes go wrong or set you back and learn to pick yourself up when things do not go the way you planned it


Ambition is a moral imperative.~ Jesse Jackson

Ambition is a minute by minute, day by day mentality.~ Jim Rohn

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.~ Pearl Baile

Ambition beats genius 99 percent of the time.~ Jay Leno

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.~ Sir John Lubbock

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.~ Salvador D.