30 Nov

30 November 2021


Having ambition is one thing but knowing how to maintain your ambitions, strength and positive feelings related to achieving your ambitions and goals as a professional is an entirely different ballgame. All working individuals have ambitions and goals towards their careers. For instance, any junior employee(s) who is employed in a company has ambitions to be promoted to a senior role with time and grow his/her career portfolio because we all have an endgame in mind.


But achieving your ambitions and goals is not as easy as it seems and the initial phases of achieving a goal can be much easier than maintaining ambition in the long run. In the initial phases of achieving a goal, ambition is quite common. In today’s blog, UASA looks at a few steps which ambitious individuals can take as they strive towards accomplishing some professional goals which they have set for themselves.


Remember the upsides and downsides

Keep in mind that for every journey that you take, there is an upside and downside. Even though the momentum can be challenging to sustain along the way especially when an individual is battling obstacles and side-tracks. Rather than giving up and throwing in the towel altogether. It is your responsibility to remind yourself why you started in the first place and the benefits that are associated with achieving your professional goals. Remembering what truly matters is the fuel that will propel ambitious individuals through some of the most challenging times of their journey.


Take it one step at a time

Having ambition and the determination to succeed is commendable. But remember not to fall into a common trap of getting ahead of yourself or attempting to take on more than you can handle at one time. Over-tasking yourself is counterproductive and rarely breeds favourable outcomes. For this reason, it is best to pursue lofty goals one step at a time. Not only does this present a stronger opportunity for growth, but the step-by-step process allows you to acquire additional information which may better serve your ambitions and goals in the future.


Don’t be discouraged by setbacks

When pushing towards a goal or desired outcome, commitment, and a positive attitude is easy to maintain when all is going well. With that in mind, the true test often arrives when one runs into setbacks or complications. In life, there are many people who get discouraged by setbacks. It is not always easy to stay positive, remain committed to the definitions for ambition, and keep going. Maintaining ambition means never giving up, working around setbacks, and doing what is necessary to fulfil your ambition and make it your word of the year.


Not giving up or being discouraged by setbacks does not mean that you should step on others in order to get to where you need to be. It does, however, mean that when there is a will, there is a way. Throughout life, many ambitious people have pushed through seemingly impossible obstacles in order to get to their goals. As such, individuals with ambition should be sure to pursue their goals righteously, honestly, and fairly.


UASA encourages all young professionals to set practical goals for their careers and growth. Being ambitious goes hand in hand with hard work. Looking forward to the year 2022, using our ambitions and professional goals to grow our industries is what we need to help our sectors and contribute towards economic development and growth.

Ref: www.betterhelp.com                           www.uasa.org.za




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