AMBITION

There is nothing wrong with being ambitious. And what are you ambitious for? If you achieved your ambitions, would it add to life or detract from it?

Hitler, Stalin and Saddam Hussein were all massively ambitious. And they enslaved and killed millions of people in following their ambitions.

Gandhi, Mandela and Mother Theresa were all massively ambitious. And they empowered and gave life to millions of people in following their ambitions.

Your ambition might not be on that scale. But the principle stands. Are you ambitious because you want to have power over other people? Or do you want to extend your power to other people?

 

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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