I love the word ambition.
an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment: Too much ambition caused him to be disliked by his colleagues.
the object, state, or result desired or sought after: The crown was his ambition.
desire for work or activity; energy: I awoke feeling tired and utterly lacking in ambition.
Your unique contribution MATTERS more than ever
Meet the educated gentleman football player who creates and upholds rules and even laws to maintain their status and myopic existence to serve his upper class needs, under the guise of “we are gentlemen”.
Meet the underdog, the ambitious working class football players from the Mill Teams who “the gentlemen” feel will ruin “their game”. The players, their families and their community, showcase how the most interesting people you’ll meet in life had something to push against, and true ambition requires tenacity, diligence and a mindset rooted in hope, faith and a better future.
Meet the gentleman’s wives, being 1867, it is only at the dinner table when the women are allowed to express an opinion. Reminding us that diversity needs a seat at the table as it brings new perspectives and often more compassionate and community based ones.
Ambition isn’t a dirty word, it’s a powerful one.
- Kindness – to self, at work, personal relationships and random acts.
- Wellness – dig deep, consistency pays off.
- Confidence – when you believe you can, others will too
- Leadership – commit to tangible steps you can take to elevate your impact on others.
- Communication- it’s the backbone of success.
- Connection – we’re all longing for more, be a leader.
- Vulnerability- heard of Brené Brown? It matters.
- Nurture – care and attention will function as your soft place to fall when extending yourself in ambitious ways.
- Permission to fail – progress versus perfection is essential; there is no innovation without it.
- Knowledge – as humans we fundamentally require life long learning to satisfy our desire to live purposeful lives.
I’m not saying it will be easy, I am saying it will be 100% worth it