What is the cost of your ambition?

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One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is the cost of my ambition? What do I want to happen? Then work backwards from my end goal. It’s about my actions being dictated by my vision. It’s about realising what it takes to achieve my goals and if I’m willing to pay the price of that cost. That helps me plan and execute. We all have different goals and ambition so it’s about your actions reflecting that ambition.

I have written goals all my career goals and under each goal, the things I need to do so I achieve them. It’s interesting because it’s about weighing up the cost of your ambition, when you actually see what you have to do, it’s then you see what it takes and decide if it’s really what you want. I have had discussions with friends about what they want to achieve in life and then I ask about what they are doing to achieve those things and the answers didn’t add up.

Then it made me think more broadly and I asked myself why most people don’t achieve their goals? People are not willing to do what it really takes to achieve those goals. Being willing is the key. We all have different goals so it’s not about the size of the goals, it’s about your actions matching your vision. I know that to achieve my goals I must do what many people are not willing to do because I want something not many people have. It’s a mindset thing.

Life has its way of rewarding your actions. You want to be the best at something, you have to put the work in, put in the necessary time and application to match someone who is deemed worthy of being called ‘the best’. That’s the cost of what you want to happen.

It takes humility because your vision can be big but your work ethic has to match the size of your dreams or you are just a dreamer. We all want to be achieve great things but only a few do because the few are actually prepared to do what it takes. Ambitious in thought, humble in action.

I see work as faith in action and the cost of my ambition rather than just work because it’s part of the process.

My costs are different to yours, or maybe there are similar but whatever your ambition is, ask yourself if your actions reflect what you want to happen and where you want to be.

Mark Agyakwa