Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

—Salvador Dali

It doesn’t matter how smart, educated, and focused you are and how well-planned your strategy; without ambition, you have no “fuel” to take you from self-sabotage to self-satisfaction.

Ambition is inherent in everyone. Sometimes it’s stronger in some people. Why? Are some people naturally more ambitious than others? That’s true in part, but there’s more to it than that, especially where self-sabotage creeps in.

We sabotage our ambition when the planning we’ve done doesn’t quite yield the results we wanted. Maybe you took a risk somewhere down the road and things did not turn out how you’d have hoped. You feel discouraged because you wanted things to go a certain way, ...

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