Ambition vs. Being Content

A concept that I’ve thought about for many years is,

how do ambitious people strive for greatness while maintaining a sense of being content?

  1. A few years ago, I was full of ambition yet never quite content since I felt so far from where I wanted to go.

  2. But recently, I’ve started to realize that I’m moving in the direction I want and I am exactly where I am supposed to be in my journey. This had led me to having a tranquil state of mind.

This narrative of “being on the journey”, helps me brush off that I might not be working hard enough by telling myself that I’ll get there eventually…

And while there is no destination that I am trying to reach, I have felt a tad bit complacent.

Ambition is a very important quality that I want to continue to cultivate in a healthy way.

I am curious, how do you push yourself constantly to create new ambitions and reach them, while maintaining a mindset of peace about being on the journey?

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