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You really have to be ambitious and have that drive to really become well known and successful as a standup.
Being obsessed by goals is bad for you. You should set goals, even ambitious goals, regularly. But focus on them only to the extent that they give you direction.
I've never been pushy. People have said I should have been, more, but I'm not sure. I've watched hugely ambitious people: the minute they've got a success, they know where it's going, they know how to deal with it, and it all happens for them. Great. But that's not the way I - well, I don't like to use the word 'operate'.
People seem to have this idea that I've always been very ambitious. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious.
The way you wield your power is about using it to afford you opportunities that you wouldn't otherwise have. So I'm very creatively ambitious, and I just hope people notice it; that's all I want.
Bat for Lashes
I'm an ambitious person, and Harvard makes me feel successful, just having gotten in here. That's the ugly side of why I'm proud of being at Harvard Law School. Another reason is because there's a spirit of serious intellectual endeavor here.
Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers.
If I was ambitious in my career, then I would have moved to the United States and given it a good go at films.
As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic.
I'm ambitious. I do think you have a tendency to be less happy sometimes when you're a seeker. You can be disenchanted because you're not getting what you want, and you're always striving and looking ahead instead of just being in the moment.
I was always very determined and ambitious, and I knew I would do something that would let me travel and stuff, but I didn't know really know what I would do to get there.
I'm never too ambitious when I go into the studio. I always know that I'm just going into the studio to work on or try to develop an idea that I have for a song.
I want to do everything, and I don't think that's too ambitious.
It's seen as dirty to be ambitious. What if U2 weren't ambitious? We wouldn't have that gift we have from them.
Tim sends me a fairly ambitious workup in notebook form noting the passages we're going to cover and the chronology of the biblical events, and his commentaries on those things he's read and written.
Jerry B. Jenkins
We would certainly encourage the Italian government to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform.
I think I've always been ambitious. It just looks different on me. You know, I have friends who are actresses who go to every party they possibly can to be photographed and really try to make every connection they can, and I admire that and sometimes I wish I had a little bit more of that. Sometimes I feel like I don't have enough ambition.
I am not a fancy cook or an ambitious cook. I am a plain old cook.
Most of the people I write about have been ambitious outlanders who have been attracted to New York from other parts of the world.
I tell myself I write because I want to say something true and original about the nature of evil. That is very ambitious - to say something about the human condition that hasn't been written before. Probably I will never succeed but that is what I strive to do.
Never before have humans been so ambitious, have they thought that they could be much more than their parents were.
The world, in terms of choices available to educated, ambitious workers and entrepreneurs, is way bigger than just the United States, Japan and Europe.
The five of us don't know how to exist in any other way. We are an ambitious bunch, I guess.
I'm a very ambitious girl. I'll go wherever there is a good part.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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