It is often said that someone who has ambitions in life is someone who is motivated in life. How true is that? Well, I am here to talk more about how motivation and ambition are considered to be secret ingredients when talking about success in life.
Strong Desire Ambition Motivates and Can Help You Predict the Future
When we talk about motivation, there can be a lot of different things that can motivate us regardless of whether they are intrinsic or extrinsic motivators.
We can be motivated by intrinsic rewards such as learning a new school or enjoying what we are doing. Or we can be motivated by extrinsic rewards such as money, a promotion, or even something as simple as appreciation.
One of the things that can truly help keep us motivated is our ambition. The more ambitious we are at achieving our goals in life, the more likely we are to motivate ourselves to do better.
Ambition is described as what we seek in life. We are looking for something beyond what we have right now while striving hard to reach that goal. When you have strong ambitions, you are able to visualize what you want in the future. Your vision is what you want to see yourself achieving in the future.
You will be focused on that vision, and do what is needed in line with your vision. You are essentially predicting now what you want to happen in the future and the only way for you to make that prediction a reality is by working hard for it. You predicted your future with your ambition because you made it a reality!
What do you do if you have no ambition in life?
Given that I discussed that having an ambition in life is what can keep you motivated to work hard, it is almost a necessity for you to be ambitious if you want to achieve something. However, what if you actually have no ambition in life?
Having no ambition in life means that you are just going through the normal motions of life. It’s like you are going to work going through the same thing over and over again like you are a robot that’s pre-programmed to do one task your entire life. It becomes routine for you.
Is it bad to have no ambition in life? Not exactly. Having no ambition in life isn’t necessarily bad if you are contented with what you have right now. However, for those who believe that they are destined for something better than what they have now, being ambitious is important.
If you are someone who is contented with life as it is, there probably is no reason for you to be ambitious at all, which is a good thing for you. Meanwhile, if you are fed up with where you are now, having no ambition in life means that you will never get out of your current situation.
The only way for you to get out of your situation right now without feeling like life has it hard for you is for you to have ambitions of your own. You will never be able to achieve something more than what you have now if you are not ambitious enough to want to be greater than you are now.
What Tony Robbins Would Tell About Signs of Lack of Ambition
Notable motivational speaker Tony Robbins would tell you that the major sign of lack of ambition is procrastination. Being a procrastinator means that you probably lack the ambition to do things that can help you succeed right now.
Being a procrastinator isn’t the end of the world because you can still find ways to have ambition in life. Also, it isn’t a sign that you shouldn’t try to do more.
Robbins also talked about the importance of having a purpose in life. When you know you have a purpose in life, it would be easier for you to have your own ambitions. Find your own purpose in life.
Having no confidence or lack of self-esteem can contribute to a lack of ambition. After all, the less confident you are about yourself, the less likely you will strive hard to have an ambition in life. Tony Robbins himself is a proponent of the importance of self-esteem and building your own self-confidence.
Many goals and ambitions, but little motivation to accomplish?
What if you have many goals and ambitions but can’t seem to find a way to motivate yourself to accomplish them? What can you do?
For Tony Robbins, it’s all about three things: knowing what you really want, knowing what your purpose in life is, and finding out what you need to do to fulfill what you want and your purpose in life.
As long as you are able to meet those three things, you will be able to find ways to motivate yourself so that you could overcome whatever is holding you back regardless of whether it is procrastination or your current mood levels.
Strong desire and ambition with which someone is motivated to work hard
When it comes to your ambitions in life, having the desire and ambition to be motivated to succeed, it is ultimately a journey of self-discovery where one needs to seek out what really matters to oneself.
We are all different. Something that may end up motivating someone else and help fuel his ambitions may not be as helpful to another person. That’s why we have to make our own discoveries and decisions when it comes to finding out what fuels our desires and ambitions.
Think about your goals and desires for a moment and try to really check whether they are your own or your family’s. The goals and ambitions of your family are not necessarily your goals and ambitions as well.
If you can assess your own desires in life, it will be easier for you to have ambitions that are entirely your own. When you know what you really want, it will be easier for you to motivate yourself to work hard towards achieving it.
This is your own unique journey. Don’t be pressured by society into thinking that the common ambitions of the world are also your own ambitions. Take time to think and realize what you really desire and want to work hard for.