The problem isn't that "You can't teach ambition!" The problem is that too many people who see themselves as "ambitious" don't realise that not everyone has the same life goals and ambitions, or views success in the same way.
Slow down. Take some time to reflect on your journey. Actively listen to what people are saying. Don't sacrifice the journey for the destination.
I remember a phrase my grandparents used to use when I messed something up "More haste, less speed." Basically, the more you rush to get something done, the more likely you are to mess it up.
We don't always have to have answers or be able to see the end result to feel confident. How many opportunities do people miss out on because they are waiting for a clarity that never arrives?
If you have been chasing happiness only to find misery, try authenticity for a while. Be real with yourself and others. What is there to lose?
Does development in a team sport always have to be about the game, or can we also help our kids develop by encouraging them to help develop others? I think we can do more than teach sport and I think the burden on coaches is to win through developing character, integrity, teamwork, effort, and attitude - not focusing on how to win games.
Set 15 minutes of your day aside to work on your goal. If you only spend 15 minutes of your day today working on your goal, you'll be 15 minutes closer to achieving it than you were this morning.
Depression, anxiety, or any other mental illnesses do not have to be caused by something. A certain situation may exacerbate the situation and environment may be a factor, but it did not cause it. People are mentally ill because they have a mental illness.
Take one small step to create a better you, and then tomorrow take another small step, and then another. Think of it as entering The Biggest Loser, except your mind is being worked out and made healthier.
Mental illness is what it says it is, an illness. It doesn't care if you are strong or weak, rich or poor, male or female or any other demographic.