You’ve probably heard the saying: If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas.
And that’s no slight to dogs—thanks to flea meds & lawn treatments, the well-cared-for ones have less stank on ’em than some people do…
I’m talking about the people who have stank-ass attitudes; the toxic peeps who are going nowhere fast & doing everything they can to stay stagnant, mediocre, & ambitionless.
The type of people you absolutely cannot have around if you want to succeed, grow, prosper, etc.
Let’s call a spade a spade… these types of people are often referred to as “losers,” but – and I don’t know about you – saying that particular term makes me feel gross. And, hey, who knows—they may be doing the best they can with what they think they’re worthy, capable, or aware of.
Everything, after all, is relative.
So, take your presence/participation in the relationship into account, which will also help you think about what you’re attracting with your thoughts, words, and actions. Don’t put negativity on someone else just because they’re not doing what you’d do. Factor in what you’re judging them against:
- The disparity between you and them.
And that disparity in these situations boils down to ambition.
“Ambition, I have come to believe, is the most primal and sacred fundamental of our being. 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 the reason for our existence.”
‘Ambition’ is the word we use to describe the strong desire to be, have, do, and experience something greater in life.
I think it’s the most important tool for achieving success, as it is the catalyst that springboards dreams into reality. Ambition, can lead anyone to triumph, to put their talent and resources to work, regardless of what is put in front of them.
Ambition speaks to passion, which go hand-in-hand with success. Ambition transforms your passion from a thought to a thing.
Passion moves us beyond ourselves, beyond our shortcomings, beyond our failures because it provides an outlet for being our best.
A person without passion can have no ambition If they don’t have anything care about, how can they have anything to strive for? Ambitionleas people have no sense of what their best is, much less the inkling to realize is. That isn’t the type of person to be around.
Mindset is contagious.
And people with no purpose will quickly drag you down to their apathetic level where existence is nothing more than to pay bills and die. Purpose is a compass for every thought and action that guides us to the life we want to live.
Because you can view life as an obstacle course, a series of challenges, and that successfully navigating it is equivalent to achieving success. If, at the beginning, you do not have the mindset to triumph, you will not give your best and will waver when facing difficulty.
When your desire for success is strong, you will have the ambition necessary to be victorious.
Have you ever tried to do an obstacle course with someone who didn’t care or gave no effort?
Probably not, because if you’re at a course, you’re there to play.
But, can you imagine that? That’d be a crappy person to have on your team.
Now, apply that to life.
Ambition can make or break a life, and it can definitely help weed out the people who should or shouldn’t be in yours.
When you notice ambition disparity between you and someone who you spend quite a lot of time with, it miiiiiight be time to re-evaluate that relationship.
The purity of your conviction to succeed can only take you as far as the changes you are willing to make in your life each day. There are no short cuts, and it is only your ambition that will get you beyond your fears into living the experiences you want.
Never settle—your life, your happiness, your success are not up for debate.
By aligning with your ambition, you will discover self-esteem and other deeply internal development that cannot abide emotional anchors or limiting energy.