Quotes From Heraclitus: Part Four

“Big results require big ambitions”

Ambition is an important aspect and characteristic to anybody with any kind of goal, ever.

Sounds like I’m exaggerating there. I’m not. Without ambition, we have no inner desire to do things. Without an inner desire to do something, we never truly complete a task because we never spend time getting all the flaws worked out. If we only run off of exterior motivations, we only work when others are watching. Unless you have an audience 24/7, this simply isn’t enough to make you succeed in whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish.

Jocko WIllink often talks about how discipline equals freedom. It’s a popular quote of his, and I resonate with it because he says discipline instead of motivation. The thing about motivation is it usually comes from an outside source, whereas discipline comes from within and makes you do things even when you don’t feel like doing them.

In order to truly be ambitious, we need to constantly work at something we enjoy that we’ll do even when we’re tired or not quite in the mood for it. We need to be able to discipline ourselves to do the things we need to, regardless of what we think or feel like. This is the path to true success in whatever it is we’re trying to accomplish. This is the path to completion. This is the path to big results.




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One thought on “Quotes From Heraclitus: Part Four

  1. Totally agreed. A lot of people who want to start something often go by their feeling, not realising that it’s when we don’t want to do things—yet do them anyway—that we level up. Thanks for this!


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