“We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents, and interests.”
When you think of an ambitious person, you might think of charismatic leaders or powerful influencers. Many times these people are loud, opinionated, and willing to sacrifice the opinions of others in order to get their way. Maybe people like Steve Jobs or John F. Kennedy come to mind.
When you think of ambition, you probably don’t think of the quiet intern who sits in the cubicle next to you at work or the pleasant housekeeper who is secretly dreaming up a business idea while folding laundry.
Although social stereotypes lead us to believe otherwise, ambition isn’t always loud. Quiet ambition can actually be even stronger than loud ambition. People who don’t make a show of their ambitious pursuits are the ones you can be sure are striving for something because it’s what they truly believe in, and not for success or the recognition of others.