Facing fears of ambition (pt.2)

Alex Sugg
Alex Sugg

Ambition breaks escapism into pieces. Ambition creates a beautiful agreement with ourselves to follow through on the things we want to achieve.

Ambition → the belief in one's ability to achieve a substantial goal or objective.

Yesterday I wrote that when you admit your ambition is when transformation begins. That is the moment our mindset shifts from being someone who 'wishes' we were something into someone who is 'becoming' something.

But, this process is easier said than done. Admitting your ambitions is scary because

We are afraid the dream could become real and then disappoint us.

We are afraid of other people's opinions about what we are working toward.

Ambition evokes action, and action is harder than dreaming.

We live in a world full of foggy dreams. Media is fed to us and has created a state of 'escape' from doing things ourselves. If we look at our Instagram long enough, listen to enough podcasts, or read enough scripts, we trick ourselves into thinking we actually did some work.

Ambition breaks this escapism into pieces. Ambition creates a beautiful agreement and belief in ourselves to follow through on the things we want to achieve. The distractions won't cut it anymore when you've admitted your ambitions to yourself.

This process is merely saying, "I believe that I am capable of completing or achieving this big goal or dream." When our perspective makes this shift, we can begin taking action toward achieving our goal.

Admitting your ambitions is acknowledging that you still have work to do. Hard work. It will take time, patience, and persistence.

Tomorrow, I'll write about the final hurdle to reaching your vision through ambition.