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For some reason, the word “ambition” gained a negative connotation as it conjures images of businessmen and government officials gaining power through corruption. In reality, ambition is simply a strong desire to achieve something that requires determination and hard work. There’s nothing wrong with it as long as you use honest means and it’s actually a requirement of success. If you’re not driven enough to work hard in order to achieve something, you’ll likely become a failure.
Why did I talk about this? It’s because of something I read in Orison Swett Marden’s book, Self-Investment: