What is ambition? A major part of the world has a love/hate relationship with that word. Ambition is amoral. Someone can have the ambition to save the world or destroy it. In our current society ambition has started to become an American past time. With access to the internet and the cellphones, we now have everything at our fingertips. Why learn another language when we can just hop on google translate? Why travel to another country when you can literally visit The Great Pyramids from the comfort of your home using satellite imagery? Ambition separates success and failure. If you lack ambition you lack the want to meet your goals in life. A lot of people are comfortable doing the bare minimal life. And this by no means is a bad thing. We all choose our own path in life. But very few people lack the want to go beyond themselves to reach their full potential. Ambition is the desire to succeed any goal that you place in front of you. No matter how hard or long it takes to meet that goal. Everyone wants to succeed, but no one wants to take the risk or do what is necessary. Nowadays when the word "ambitious" is usually applied to someone who is cunning, manipulative or cutthroat. But just like everything else in life, there is a balance. You can stay dedicated to your goals and have ambitions without resorting to manipulation. If you have a goal or passion in mind; pursue it no matter how insignificant it is. Because it's better to look back and say, "I tried." instead of "I should have."