⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄

Intelligence without ambition is…

⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄
Intelligence without ambition is…

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. – Salvador Dali

Success begins in the mind. You need to set your mind to do something if you want to achieve anything. You need to set a fish trap to catch fish.

Modern motivational gurus tell us to dream big, and to have a “can do” attitude. In The Secret Rhonda Byrne tells us that everything is possible.

We are told that we need to set ambitious long term goals, and clear short term targets. Just as the greyhound runs faster when chasing the mechanical rabbit, people are more motivated when pursuing identifiable targets.

If we achieve these goals we feel good about ourselves. Few things make us as happy as performing a difficult task well, and doing something useful.

What is more, making up our minds to do something makes us healthier and happier, regardless of our age, according to Harvard psychologist Ellen J. Langer, in her recent interesting book Mindfulness.

Set Ambitious Goals (But Learn to Accept What You Achieve)

More by this author

Brian Lee

Ex-chief of product management at Lifehack

I hate my job
What to Do When You Hate Your Job (for Both Who Choose to Stay or Quit)
Why Staycation Is the New Vacation for Every Travel Lover
Why Staycation Is the New Vacation for Every Travel Lover
Use “Forest” To Plant Some Trees With Your Focusing Time and Power
Use “Forest” To Plant Some Trees With Your Focusing Time and Power
sense of humor
The Importance of a Good Sense Of Humor & How to Build It
2 Minutes Book Summary: Talk Like TED
2 Minutes Book Summary: Talk Like TED

Trending in Productivity

1 What Is Delegation and How Does It Enhance Team Management? 2 How to Start Delegating Tasks Effectively (Step-by-Step Guide) 3 How Journaling Can Improve Your Life 4 22 Best Habit Tracking Apps You Need in 2022 5 35 Best Books on Organizational Skills for an Effective Life

Read Next

Advertising
Advertising

Explore the Full Life Framework

Advertising
Advertising