Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,
Work day and night for it,
Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it
If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it,
Makes you hold all other things tawdry
and cheap for it
If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it, If gladly you'll sweat for it,
Fret for it, Plan for it,
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,
If you'll simply go after that thing that you want.
With all your capacity,
Strength and sagacity,
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,
If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt,
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,
If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it,
You'll get it!
The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want.
Once you realize that will power is just a matter of learning how to control your attention and thoughts, you can really begin to increase it.
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
What's measured improves.
What's measured improves.
It is the main motivation of humankind to be free, to express our true selves and pursue our dreams without restriction—to experience what may be called Personal Freedom.
A life worth living might be measured in many ways, but the one way that stands above all others is living a life of no regrets.
To feel ambition and to act upon it is to embrace the unique calling of our souls. Not to act upon that ambition is to turn our backs on ourselves and on the reason for our existence.
You can’t buy motivation. You can’t obtain it from someone else. “Motivation is something nobody else can give you,” Joe DiMaggio said. “Others can help motivate you, but basically it must come from you, and it must be a constant desire to do your very best at all times and under any circumstances.
Unless we transform our desire into will, we not only cannot find the Zone of life, we cannot achieve self-actualization.
The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.
Never lose sight of your Desire Statement. Repeat it again and again. Begin each day with your goals in mind.