Many people have no definite aim in life. They are like the travelers going ahead without any destination. Such people lead an aimless life and what they do in life is largely a matter of chance, determined by the circumstances in which they happen to be placed. Aimless people do not achieve anything in their life.
They just live for the sake of living. One should have a definite purpose in life. The people who want success in their life, first of all determine their targets. They keep before them their circumstances, their virtues, their qualities, their talents and their ability to work and hence remain successful.
One day I asked myself what my ambition was. I decided to become a doctor… or perhaps an engineer, or a pilot?
This confusion is a common phenomenon right now with students looking to pursue their future studies. They are doing a lot of research, discussing with their family members, seeking advice to fix their mindset i.e. to setup a proper goal for themselves. On the other hand there are others who have already decided their ambition in life.
Take a minute, and think over it, which category do you fit into?
Now it is important to know what ambition really is and what do we have to do to achieve it. Ambition is nothing but a strong desire that emerges from the bottom of our heart and motivates us to achieve something in life.It guides us throughout our life; gives us a purpose as to why we are in this world; thereby making us realize what our primary duty is.
An ideal person always tries to achieve his goal. Aspiring for great things in life is a human tendency. The youth of today want to scale the great heights of success. If we dream for the stars, we will at least reach the moon.
Swami Vivekananda said that “Man is master of his destiny“. He said that through will-power alone we can fully determine and control our actions and thereby change the course of our fates.
German playwright, Paul Thomas Mann said, “There are two kinds of men in this world, men of thought and men of action. Think like the men of thought, act like the men of action.”
Our actions are preceded by our thoughts. We are judged only by our deeds. Thus we must do right action and try to avoid immoral or bad action. One’s motive is one’s aim in life should be noble and good. One should not try to fulfill one’s ambition by foul means. In short, one should have a noble aim in life. One’s action should be directed towards the nation’s prosperity. One should strive hard honestly, sincerely and with dedication to achieve it.
“Arise, Awake and stop not till the GOAL is reached!” – Swami Vivekananda
By Gaurav Arora
Senior Reporter of Light House