Welcome to JFS School's official Blog. This is our third year of the blog and represents a chance for our new team of intrepid student journalists to write what's on their minds. The Autumn term’s blog theme focuses on “Inspiration” - so stay tuned for some fantastic creative writing.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

AMBITION: Finding the right balance

AMBITION means a desire, aspiration, or eagerness for success.

An ambitious attitude may lead one to triumph regardless of what challenges are put in front of that person.  Having talent without ambition is not enough to succeed. People who have ambition tend to work hard and make sacrifices necessary to reach their goals and aspirations.

Ambition allows one to fight for whatever he or she believes in.  The drive to succeed in order to achieve drives people to stay focused and determined.   Ambitious people understand that there are no ‘shortcuts in life’.

However, too much ambition or uncontrolled ambition may be negative and harmful because it can make one greedy or addicted to power or money.  Such people lose sight of their goal and become obsessed with the ambition itself.  For example, during World War II, Adolf Hitler had ambition to conquer the world and to make one Aryan, supreme, master race.  His wicked ways and his obsessive over-ambition ultimately brought him and his Nazi party nowhere.

A blatant desire to create a ...

M aster race ... This led Hitler and the Nazis to

elieve that they were superior and they wrongly

magined that everyone else was inferior.

heir uncontrolled ambition brought them

I  nto severe conflict with their neighbors and, ultimately, to the

outbreak of WWII.  Their wicked ways got them