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Ambition Essay

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Born of determination and will-power, of hard work and the yearn to be good at something , is ambition. All people need it to succeed yet few possess this vital characteristic. Ambition is studying day in and day out to get into the college of your choice. It is taking your boundaries to the limits and working for something you desire. Ambition is your crave to achieve something.My cousin, Rachelle, has just recently graduated from high school. She is a really good model of ambition because she worked hard to get what she wanted. Rachelle always has made good grades. I always just thought she was smart and it came naturally to her until she came to stay with us one summer. Rachelle was going to summer school to get more credits for classes. She studied all the time. Most of us, when we are bored, watch television or sleep, pretty much anything ...view middle of the document...

083 points. She had great ambition and still does. Her goal now is to be valedictorian which I have no doubt in my mind that she won't achieve this.I think every athletic team at our school is also an example of ambition. I play volleyball and softball, but volleyball is my favorite. In volleyball, our practices are around three hours long. During those three hours, we sweat, we play and we work our hardest to improve. Each and every player on our team takes their boundaries to the limits by trying anything new, whether it be a new rotation or a new group of people of anything, we are always up for the challenge. We do it because we love it and we want to be the best of our ability at it. Although there is no way for everyone to get to play, the team effort and support is apparent. We all have the same ambition, to be the best team in our conference.My mother is an ambitious, single mom, trying to raise my brother and me. Though she never had any encouragement from her either of her parents, after she graduated from high school, she went on to college. She went to classes from 7:30 in the morning till 3:00 in afternoon, then she had to be at work by 3:30 to work until 11:30 at night. She studied every chance she could before getting home after work. When she got home, she would studied for 3 hours and try to get to bed by 4am so she could get up at 6:45 to start her day over again. She did what she had to do to achieve her goals. She taught me that ambition is something that you must strive for.Vincent T. Lombardi sums up ambition by saying "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will". I have learned from myself, my family, my peers, and just ordinary people around me the meaning of ambition. I use it every day as I think about my future, and in the future it will not be my thoughts that are shown but hopefully my ambition is shown through the college I go to and my future career.

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