A goal is a target that you set based on your career aspirations. It is an aim or the object of your determination. Ambition refers to the determination that you have about reaching a goal you have set for yourself. It is about success and the drive you have to achieve the measure of success that you want.
Ambition or Aspiration are very common words and need no explanation. However, before we delve deeper into the subject, we will look at a few definitions of ambition or aspiration. We will also look at the meaning of the words ‘Goal’ and ‘Success’ to understand the meaning of aspiration properly.
- Ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
- Similarly aspiration is an emotion of hope / urge to reach somewhere – which is better than present position or circumstances.
- Career aspiration is the drive to achieve the career goal.
- It is a strong desire for success, achievement or distinction such as wealth, fame.
Ambition is the urge and desire for personal achievement. Ambition provides the determination and motivation to achieve a certain end or condition or goal. Ambition is directed towards success.
Goal is a target, ambition is the earnest desire to reach the target and success is the achievement of the desired goal. Career goal is the purpose or the end result towards career development in which an endeavor is directed. It is the terminal point of a journey. It is something you want to achieve, attain or accomplish.
Success is an observable and measurable end result having one or more objectives to be achieved within a more or less fixed time frame. Success is the achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted. It is the favorable outcome of something attempted. It refers to the achievement of a cherished goal.
Given below are some valuable tips, advice and strategy by HR expert on How to achieve your Career Ambitions
Steps for Achieving Career Aspirations
We are narrating below the important steps for achieving career aspirations, without having to work extra hard.
Know what you want
You can achieve anything in life, provided you know what you want. Therefore, the first step is to identify, define and quantify your career aspirations. Agreed that most of the people find it hard to crystallize their thoughts and desires to define succinctly as to what they want in their life. Therefore, ask yourself repeatedly – what do you want in life, until you get a clear reply.
During the process, you will rattle many things but find it hard to define it specifically. This is because few people have their focus clear and are able to spell out their core burning desire which will form the foundation of their career aspiration also.
Have burning desire
After defining what you really want in life, cultivate a burning desire to have it.
It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount and feel very strongly about it. Know why you want so much money and what are you prepared to give in return. Nothing comes for free. Establish a definite date by which you want this money.
Desire is the motivating force behind all action that manifests as success.
Create a plan
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action. Write out a clear, concise statement of the ambition you want to achieve, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for your ambition, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to achieve it.
Faith is the head chemist of the mind. When faith is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. As you read— see and feel and believe yourself already in achievement of your ambition.
Auto-suggestion is a term which applies to all suggestions and all self-administered stimuli which reach one’s mind through the five senses. Stated in another way, auto-suggestion is self-suggestion. It is the agency of communication between that part of the mind where conscious thought takes place, and that which serves as the seat of action for the subconscious mind.
Subconscious mind resembles a fertile garden spot, in which weeds will grow in abundance, if the seeds of more desirable crops are not sown therein. Auto-suggestion is the agency of control through which an individual may voluntarily feed his subconscious mind on thoughts of a creative nature, or, by neglect, permit thoughts of a destructive nature to find their way into this rich garden of the mind.
There are two kinds of knowledge. One is general, the other is specialized. General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money.
Knowledge will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical plans of action, to the definite end of accumulation of money. Lack of understanding of this fact has been the source of confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that “knowledge is power.” it is nothing of the sort! Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end.
The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man. The impulse, the desire, is given shape, form, and action through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind.
It has been said that man can create anything which he can imagine. Man’s only limitation, within reason, lies in his development and use of his imagination. He has not yet reached the apex of development in the use of his imaginative faculty.
Your achievement can be no greater than your plans are sound. Intelligent planning is essential for success in any undertaking designed to achieve a great ambition.
No individual has sufficient experience, education, native ability, and knowledge to insure the accumulation of a great fortune, without the cooperation of other people. Form an alliance with a few (at least one person other than yourself), discuss your ambition and your plan to achieve your ambition with your alliance group, assimilate their ideas as well besides your own ideas.
If the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan, if this new plan fails to work, replace it, in turn with still another, and so on, until you find a plan which does work. Right here is the point at which the majority of men meet with failure, because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
It has been learnt through research that lack of decision is one of the major causes of failure. This is no mere statement of a theory— it is a fact.
Those who reach decisions promptly and definitely, know what they want, and generally get it. The leaders in every walk of life decide quickly, and firmly. That is the major reason why they are leaders. The whole world steps aside to give way to the man who knows where he is going. See how to think smart.
Indecision is a habit which usually begins in youth. The habit takes on permanency as the youth goes through graded school, high school, and even through college, without definiteness of purpose. The major weakness of all educational systems is that they neither teach nor encourage the habit of definite decision.
The habit of indecision acquired because of the deficiencies of our education systems, goes with the student into the occupation he chooses, if in fact, he chooses his occupation. Generally, the youth just out of college seeks any job that can be found. He takes the first place he finds, because he has fallen into the habit of indecision. Ninety-eight out of every hundred people working for wages today, are in the positions they hold, because they lacked the definiteness of decision to plan a definite position, and the knowledge of how to choose an employer.
Definiteness of decision always requires courage, sometimes very great courage. The person who reaches a definite decision to procure the particular job, and make life pay the price he asks, does not stake his life on that decision; he stakes his economic freedom.
Persistence is the sustained effort necessary to induce faith. Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its physical equivalent. The basis of persistence is the power of will.
Will-power and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. Men who accumulate great fortunes are generally known as cold-blooded, and sometimes ruthless. Often they are misunderstood. What they have is will- power, which they mix with persistence, and place it at the back of their desires to insure the attainment of their objectives.
The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard, and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. A few carry on despite all opposition, until they attain their career goal. These few are the Fords, Carnegies, Rockefellers, and Edisons.
Without persistence, you will be defeated, even before you start. With persistence you will win. Be persistent no matter how slowly you may, at first, have to move. With persistence will come success.
There is no substitute for persistence! It cannot be supplanted by any other quality! Remember this, and it will hearten you, in the beginning, when the going may seem difficult and slow.
There is no other road to genius than through voluntary self effort!
Follow the above steps diligently and you will achieve your ambition.
Author: Indu Wadwha
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