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When ambition backfires

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We talk a lot about passion. How passion should be the driving force for everything we do. But plenty of people have fallen without getting up in the name of passion.

Passion will get you kicked out, force you to surrender, coerce you to make irrational, inaccurate decisions.

What you need is not passion, it’s purpose. For purpose is passion with principles, boundaries, if you will. Purpose will allow you to detach, work toward something bigger than yourself, gain the proper perspective.

Ambition is an incredible trait to have. Give me someone ambitious over someone who doesn’t care any day. But with unbridled ambition comes vulnerability. So watch your back, because if you are too aggressive, you leave yourself defenseless to a counterattack.