So, tell me what you want to do?

First, do you know what you want? We want it all often without focusing on what really matters.

Second, are you comfortable dictating what you want? We think if we keep it to ourselves then it cannot hurt us.




an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth,and the willingness to strive for its attainment: Too much ambition caused him to be disliked by hiscolleagues.

the object, state, or result desired or sought after: The crown was his ambition.

desire for work or activity; energy: I awoke feeling tired and utterly lacking in ambition.
verb (used with object)


to seek after earnestly; aspire to.

Ambition is something our youth needs more of. 

It is scary to admit what you want or who you want to be because you may not reach your goals. Failure isn’t not a skill many people know how to handle.

Parents, teachers, coaches, bosses, owners, etc – Are you creating scenarios for people to make mistakes to overcome or learn from?

If one is afraid to fail then they will have extreme difficulty being ambitious.

Avoiding fear is a ball and chain.

Time to cut that ball and chain and announce what your ambitions are (yeah ambitionS – plural)!

2 thoughts on “So, tell me what you want to do?

  1. Sheri Aceto says:

    As a parent, I make my daughters earn their things. I feel like it gives them a greater sense of achievement, thus creating a greater need for ambition to get what they want. I feel like if I were to just hand it to them and not allow them to work for it, then they would become less motivated and have a sense of entitlement. Nothing feels better then working hard and obtaining what you want through hard work and finding that ambition to get you there. Another good read. 🙂

    • justinHARRIS says:

      Appreciate the input and, as not having children and I can only imagine, can’t entitlement be a part of ambition? “I want to be the CEO – I’m entitled to have the same opportunity as anyone else.”

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