The Power of Ambition: Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You!

The Founder of Inspire Leadership & focuses on unlocking people’s potential by providing them with programs; mentorship and coaching into high performance

By Jim Rohn

Ambition or dreaming is key to success, and the level of your ambition reflects the kind of success you will attract in life. There is need however to put a caveat on this; Ambition or dream without action is an illusion and this is a reality which had befallen many.

In The Power of Ambition: Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You, provides a very articulate need for ambition not only in our careers but also other spheres of life. Jim also provides us with the steps that can enable us to come up with an ambition that we will be grateful to embark on. 

It is a book full of learning especially if ambitions are your fuel to action. Many of us will not move an inch if we do not have a clear ambition in place. For Instance, I go that extra inch by having my dreams reflected into a vision board that I have to look at every morning. It somehow does not make sense but, kid me not, this is what keeps me going every day. The board full of ambitions helps me not only to change what is going on around me, but will also help change what is going on within you.

Jim provides us with key lessons such as the three cornerstones of an ambitious life and how selfless leads to wealth and self-preservation leads to achievement of goals. He also provides us with secrets of networking and making better relationships and how this will be of benefit to us. Persistence is a great attribute for us as creativity and courage will keep us actively working toward our goals.

One advice from Jim that I could associate with 100% was that we should focus on the first things first; Similarly, to Stephen Covey 7 habits. Once you have defined your fists things; Things to make you achieve your ambition, the next step is to create a plan. This is what I call your “game plan” which lays out your goals and what you want to achieve. This will have the long, medium, and short-term plan and should be done with a paper and a pen- probably on a good notebook that inspires. Digitization come later; there is power in writing with a pen.


The conclusion from the book and something we should permanently print it our brains is that having ambition is a factor of being disciplined, having a higher need for success, and that it is a state of mind that we should all aim to achieve in life. The benefit is that it will definitely lead to happiness and transformation of ourselves, People around us and indeed the whole world.

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