Ambition | Letting Your Imagination Run Wild

Ambition is priceless.

When I was young, I’m talking around the years of 5-9, I used to play out in my yard with my dog Buttercup, saving her from monsters and adventuring “unexplored worlds” together. No feat was too big. No dragon or monster was too intimidating to face. My ambition was solid. I believed  that I was incapable of things I wasn’t capable of…primarily because those things didn’t exist. But in my mind, in my lovely mind full of imagination and an infatuation with heroism, I believed fully.

Ambition will take you places you never even dreamed of.

I think we lose that little kid in ourselves over time. Things happen…we get beaten up, our hearts break, we hurt ourselves and others and it just seeps out of the cracks. We lose that belief and that priceless ambition. I’m talking about that type of ambition you see in a young child when you ask them what they want to be, and they tell you, but the thing is…they are already that fireman or baseball player or artist. They have barely any talent, but that doesn’t stop them from believing that they are that.

What if we could gain that back?

In my adventuring and my reading, I have started to discover that there is really something to that idea. There’s something…a really big secret…to belief. Because belief is what makes our lives flourish and bloom. Belief is the thing that miracles are made out of.

I should know.

I was drawn to it, even when I was at my worst. It was resilience that drew me to it. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was the resilience in me that would help me discover the little kid inside of me once again.

That…to me, is priceless.

Because now, when I dream, I dream HUGE. Impossible back then was possible, so it is for me now. And honestly, we attribute these types of words to our dreams and that is exactly what we get. I thought it was impossible for me to be doing what I am right now. But it wasn’t. It was far far far from impossible.

You can either kill your ambition or water it thoroughly.

It’s fully up to you. But you have to believe in yourself and what you’re doing. If you don’t your ambition will die in your hands. At the end of the day, your life is in your hands and you can be your greatest tool or greatest enemy. You have more power than you could possibly imagine.

So, dream. Let that imagination run wild and see where it takes you.

– Evan Sanders

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  • Rajiv
    September 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I think that the issue is also allowing yourself to really dream

    • thebettermanproject
      October 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Completely agree. Giving ourselves the permission to dream.

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