Today I want to talk about turning ambition to action, which as a whole, I think many people struggle with. There is a not a single formula, and converting your plans to profit (if that’s what your after) goes on a case by case basis. Some people have all the time in the world but no drive to succeed, some have all the drive but no plans, and some of us have all the plans but we find ourselves lazy or too busy. I fall into the ladder category, when I’m working, I’m moving a million miles per hour, and because of this, when I’m not working, I’m usually being lazy reading wikipeedia articles in my bed. This is where the distinction between true and ambition and want come in. Greatness, most often, comes from a need to do something. Michael Jordan needed to prove to himself and everyone else back in high school that he was good enough to play on the team. Sonya Sotomayor needed to get herself out of the hood and her home. If you look at the greats of the world, the people who aren’t just successful, but are also story worthy, then you will see this pattern of need. This is the ultimate driving factor for conversion. Now I have a theory that everyone has something they need, that they can use to motivate themselves. Even the kids with affluent parents need something, it’s finding that needed thing that can be tricky.
For me, in all honesty, I don’t need money. My parents work very hard to make sure my lifestyle is comfortable, but, I do need the business. I love marketing, and business, and building things from the ground up. It’s a passion of mine. With many of the other areas of my life fulfilled at the moment, I feel that I can finally embark on this passion.
At the end of the day, I don’t have the answer to what will motivate you. For many it has to come from within. For others, maybe it has to come from someone else. No matter what motivates you, I urge you, take some time to try and figure it out because by doing so, you will learn much more about yourself and your success. Then maybe you can start turning you real ambitions into actions without letting the rest of the world influence you.
Stay tuned, Stay Classy, and Stay Hungry.