zondag 17 juli 2011

Ambition: The Tiger Chained To Your Ankle



What is the first question asked by strangers of each other? It's 'What do you do?'
In some cultures, the way of answering may be different; but nearly always relates to work: 'I'm in banking; I'm dairy farmer; I'm an administrator; I'm a soundengineer.' Our job defines us.

But it cannot define you. Not any more. You are a wild pig rooting for truffles. You are a weasel about to rip the throat out of a rabbit. You are an entrepreneur. You are going to be rich, and you don't much care, within the law, how you are going to do it. Or what must be sacrificed in the attempt.

You will do anything it takes, short of larceny, fraud, blackmail and murder. You may have cut yourself loose, but the tiger  chained to your ankle has come right along with you. He will always be with you, until the day you turn him loose by an effort of will. The day you leave the road to riches.

Until then, he requires pretty regular feeding. His name is Ambition. You can call him 'Ambo', if you like - but it won't make his teeth any less sharp.

You have changed in order to be free to make a whopping great fortune while your tiger scares the hell out of little old ladies and rivals. And yourself, for that matter. All self-made men and women are fettered to such companion, whether they choose to acknowledge his existence or not.

If you do not have a tiger handy as you read these words, I suggest you acquire one soon if you wish to amass serious wealth. Without him, all the tenacity in the world will avail you nothing.

26 opmerkingen:

  1. Next time people ask me "What do you do?"
    I'm answering: F**k you!! Imma be rich.
    haha lol

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  2. Ambition is for errand boys and elevator operators.

    You're good with words thought. Should check out my blog as well.

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  3. You should try to change the wealth and rich part to just being successful. That way you'll probably attract more audience, because some people don't think that being rich = being successful.
    Some of your posts are obviously only about getting rich, but in some other cases you can really make it sound more general and talk about being successful, not just rich.
    Just a tip.

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  4. Tiger is a metaphor I relate to myself plenty of times

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  5. Indeed, I do not equate wealth with success.

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  6. This was really motivational. Nice work :3

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  7. I am inspired, you made my day! +1follow

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  8. I have a tiger chained to each leg... makes me run a little harder to the goal.

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  9. Sadly, sometimes Ambo can maul your leg and you'll be gimped for the rest of your life.

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  10. That was a ncie read. Thanks for sharing

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  11. nice read, keep up the cool posts, definitely following

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  12. I couldn't agree more! You have to have the passion/ambition to survive in this competitive world! following+ very interesting!

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  13. Motivation is teh thing that helps us through the day when we want to stop! Keep up the writing

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  14. This is inspirational.

    Following and supporting! :)

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  15. There's a good quote from the movie "Fight club":

    "You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."

    That's my opinion regarding this topic.

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  16. What would Ambo do when you need to take a rest?

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  17. /requesting more posts related to animals!
    great post

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