Ambitious or laid-back

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Ambitious or laid-back
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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 8:03pm

Are you ambitious, laid back or a bit of both?

Has your level of ambition changed over the years?

Have the subjects of your ambition changed over the years or have they remained the same?













iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:11am
You had academic ambitions, though?












iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:13am
IMHO, most people are a bit of both. We forget that some people have ambitions, but it just doesn't have to do with work or career!












iVillage Member
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Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:28am

Children, age, and other life events do change our ambitions and the level of ambition which we might have.

I used to be pretty ambitious in my 20s and 30s, but I've reprioritized my goals and ambitions a few times since then.













iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:29am
Were you already interested in carpentry then?












iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:30am

>>At the core, they are much the same, but they have matured as I have.

Very nicely put, Bunsofclay!













iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:32am
Changing ambitions are pretty normal, they reflect the changes in ourselves and our lives though there are people with constant ambitions, too.












iVillage Member
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Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:36am

Welcome to the board, Susan!

Yes, ambitions change as people mature and have more experience, and as they raise families or have other responsibilities outside of themselves and work.

Sometimes ambition for the family can motor ambitions at work, though.













iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:38am

I agree! The important is to choose what is important for each of us, and to find a way that works for us to lead as balanced life as possible.

And not all ambitions have to do with work, either :-)













iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:45am
I kind of like being laid back, too... but the problem is that sometimes ambition takes over LOL ;-)












iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 6:50am

A lot of people want to see some kind of obvious ambition (or its results) and if possible, glamorous results. And if you don't have or show that...

I've got acquaintances who are like that. I am glad that they are successful and happy with what they are doing and their lives, but I wish they wouldn't judge me before they've lived my life.