So, I hear all this # from people about there not being any work around, the economy being bad, being stuck in a dead-end job, being in a #ty
relationship, being bored with your life, everything, anything, whatever. You get the general idea. And then the more positively dispositioned human
being that I am suggest they make a change for the better in their life - and I get a slew of objections from them. "But, but, but".
Look, I'm no expert on life, and I've only lived for twenty-five years. In the beginning of those twenty-five years I was a depressing guy who
couldn't find work, because of what I suspect now was two reasons; Firstly, because I had no direction in life - I didn't know what I wanted to do.
And secondly, because of the first, I lacked aspirations at all. I had no ambition to do anything.
Ambition is the key to success. Or, as Gordon Gecko would have said it in the 80's - Greed is good. That goes also for life itself, and not just for
I've been proven time and again that when I show ambition and aim for something, it usually comes true. I could give a lot of examples - How I was
accepted into a Swedish university to study archaeology. How I was accepted into the Swedish Army (A hundred times as difficult as joining the US
Army, since we have very limited recruitment). How I was able to, thanks to this, amass the funds to go to the US and meet the girl of my dreams,
something I would never before have thought possible. Since my arrival to the US I have been offered no less than two jobs, one by a friend, and one
by my Krav Maga instructor.
Unfortunately, I cannot take either, as I have no work permit yet. BUT, I have the ambition to become an American citizen - and because I have that
(Love for my girlfriend doesn't hinder my cause either), I know one day I will reach that goal.
Without the ambition I had to join the Army... Without the ambition I had to make my life better, to meet my girlfriend in person, to forge a lasting
relationship with her, I would've still been stuck in Sweden working as a bloody low-end gardener on the summers, with no chance of ever finding any
real work. Because without that ambition, I would never have had any direction in which to take my life.
Today I know exactly what direction to take it in - and know
it will become reality.
So, yes. Ambition is the key to fulfilling your dreams.
So stop your whining, set up your goals clearly, and work hard towards achieving them instead of listing all the things that make them impossible to
reach. Nobody likes a whiner, but everybody loves a hard worker, and everybody worth befriending will therefor do their best to help you along the
way. Trust me on that. Besides, you're going to die in seventy years anyway, so anything you do before that is a bloody bonus at the end of the
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