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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Ambition and purpose of life

Having ambition and even better if one follows the purpose of their life. The ambition gives honor and forces you to create and innovate. It helps to create a legacy and helps mankind to move forward. Ambition helps you to thrive on precious life. It helps to set up small goals and milestones. The failures and challenges keep coming in the way but then the desire to achieve that honor overcomes and motivates one to go for that distinction.

A lot of young men and women when asked what is that they want in life; go blank. It appears they have not given a thought to the quest of their life. Mostly, people become bogged down in their mundane life and daily routines and they stop thinking about their ambitions and dreams. The question what the purpose of life becomes more difficult as none have time to ponder and pursue this question. The irony is while most want an easy-going, rich and luxurious lifestyle, they forget their passion and dreams.

“A man’s worth is no greater than his ambition,” says Marcus Aurelius. Having an ambition or finding a purpose in life gives a new meaning to life. There are people who do not think about the basic questions what do I want? or What is the purpose of my life? or even where am I and where do I want to go? These people remain lost and have a very vague and cloudy view about their future. These people do not invest in the telescope of the future.

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Having no purpose in life is a waste and can turn out to be a vice

Without purpose in life, one feels frustrated and will keep blaming different factors for his emptiness and unhappiness. And then, there are people who live their life having frivolous ambitions to show off or to impress by pursuing praise for materialistic things which in essence has no meaning or no value to people in the greater scheme of things.

The right ambition or purpose of life is to think, create and try to do something for the advancement of mankind or the next generation. These people want to develop distinction in some field and crave for praise from the right set of people or authority in that area. It all starts from thinking and introspection. The question needs to be asked where life is headed or what is exciting and what would be my legacy? There are many who are talented, educated and skillful but have stopped thinking either due to be in their comfort zone or have probably given up due to the challenges they faced in their lives.

Most join the rat race and run without contemplating the holistic view of life

Many give no or very little thought to the philosophy of life. Even the religious zealots keep living the traditions without thinking about the essence and true teachings about life.

The quest to think about life has gone missing. Most don’t have “why” in their lives, and they thrive on the wickedness of possessing lame materials. While the best of their lifetime should be used in creating or forming their dream, most waste inits remain bogged down on day-to-day affairs. In the societies where the ecosystem is developed for thinking, new designs and innovations take place. It becomes the responsibility of educational institutes to inculcate students at younger ages to find their purpose and set up goals to achieve their dreams. The coaches, mentors and teachers should keep reminding youth to keep striving about their dreams.

The societies which give respect to the thinking ecosystem and debate and give it priority can benefit from creating thinkers and dreamers. It is so unfortunate that media or for that matter governments do not recognize and enable the thinking environment. Teachers, writers and poets should be come role models; more and more younger people to follow them and quest for thinking and purpose of life should become a regular question.

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Having an ambition and even better if one follows the purpose of their life. The ambition gives honor and forces you to create and innovate. It helps to create a legacy and helps the mankind to move forward. Ambition helps you to thrive on precious life. It helps to set up small goals and milestones. The failures and challenges keep coming in the way but then the desire to achieve that honor overcomes and motivates one to go for that distinction.

There are people who become comfortably numb in the face of worldly abuse. They give up that they can not bring any change either to their own lives or to their loved ones. Hence, keep following the routine and become part of the statuesque. Its for them to ignite their passion and follow their dream. The dream which will keep them alive, the dream which will spark their creativity, the dream which will help build a legacy. The dream which will help make a better world.

Ask…its not too late, ask for your purpose, find your dream, find your path, find your creativity. Explore your desires, and rekindle your resolve. Don’t hope because hoping is no strategy. Go and surmount. Carpe Diem!

The entire world is waiting for you!

 

Moied Javeed is a senior telecom executive in Pakistan and can be reached at mj@tptglobal.net. The views expressed in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.