Becoming successful in life is what everyone wishes for. But how do you pursue these dreams, ambitions, and goals?

Oftentimes, we forget our main purpose in life, who we are, and where we come from just to envy other people’s joy and cause hatred in our hearts.

You want to be like your friends and colleagues who look like they have made it all without working towards your own success.

You are getting it all wrong. I mean, the pursuit of a successful ambition had been chased wrongly because you are not anticipating to be the best version of you, rather you are making efforts to becoming like those of your friends.

Everyone wants to have a successful ambition just like in the movies and celebrities. But have you asked yourself, what is the secret to that success?

Have you forgotten so soon, how these people you envy today suffered and worked so hard to get to where they are today?

Focus on your journey towards pursuing your ambitions and take away the negative thoughts of hate and envy toward other people.

Preparing for your ambitions and goals is very essential in life, it should be a tangible part of who you are.


However, you would like to set your ambitions for each part of your personal life and development, your spiritual life, health, work, family, and friends.

Many use the life wheel to help them discover where they are with each section of their life and how strong they are moving towards their ambitions.

Everything in life is achievable (whether it is losing weight, setting up a business, getting married, learning a new skill, or completing a project) as long as you set your mind to it.

You simply have to get your mind in the right place and if you’re struggling to achieve your ambitions then perhaps your mindset needs a little adjusting.

So, how do we go on this journey in pursuit of our ambitions?

In this post, I came up with 5 ways to pursue these dreams and ambitions we have been anticipating for.

These ways would not only guide you but as well help you to achieve your goals in life.


Wipeout Negativity


Negativity is an enemy that comes from both within and outside the world.

Avoid feeding your mind with negative thoughts, so as not to disrupt the way to reaching your goals.

Your biggest competitor is you, so stop comparing yourself with others.

Creating hate and envy in your heart would do no good than eliminating the feeling of positivity, rather welcoming negativity in your heart.

However, if you need to pursue your ambition to make it into success, you need to remove those negative thoughts, then work on yourself and on creating the best you.


Value your own Opinion & Thoughts

The beginning of a downfall is when a person thinks that other person’s opinion matters most and is more preferable and acceptable.

When you think that your opinion doesn’t matter at all, and you feel like others opinion is better than yours and you take it as your own, then you are killing your ambition.

It’s fine to listen to other’s opinion but not disregarding the opinion that comes from your inner self, seeing it as no worth, and trashing it in the bin just to worship what other people say and think.

Accepting your own opinion is very important and shouldn’t be neglected.

You alone know what is in your heart and what you want. Don’t let others speak for you and their opinion shouldn’t overshadow yours.

To become more ambitious, you have to create your own unique person and not what others tell you that might hurt you later.

In so doing, you would be observing life from a free unbiased perspective and as well meet opportunities that you might have been looking for.

Surround yourself with ambitious people

Don’t worry, I didn’t say you should ditch your friends – you don’t have to do that after all.

Although, it is very essential to encircle yourself with individuals that would push you into doing your best and lift you up when you are about to give up on your ambitions and dreams.

Surround yourself with individuals that share almost the same dreams and goals with you, to yield positive results in the end.

Invest in your goal

Time is the inevitable progression into the future. When you spend your time, energy, and money on what you are looking for, it would surely produce a positive outcome.

Patience is what you need to keep you going in your investment, so as not to get tired and also be on the verge of giving up.

Successful individuals know what they want and work so hard to get it.

If you want your goals to be accomplished like others, you should learn how to sleep late and wake up early, work for long hours and as well, be ready to take away procrastination and laziness.


Don’t be scared to take risks

Sometimes, one needs to take risks in life to achieve that goal.

When you sit in one place without giving something a try, that thing might not get to you and would probably still remain obscure to you. You would find yourself missing opportunities that have great value.

To become more ambitious, you need to grant yourself the opportunity to explore and experiment with new things.

Discover the risks in your life and check if it’s worth taking, then figure out the fear and anxiety holding you back from taking the risks.

When you are done figuring them out, you can now take the risks which would help you achieve what you are looking for.

But, after taking the risks and don’t get better in your situation, don’t feel down, the best is yet to come.

Taking any risks is all about giving something a try, which helps you to be more ambitious in life.

An ambitious person is not afraid to take risks. It’s either it pays off or not, when it doesn’t pay off, you keep trying until it pays off positively.

The Takeaway

You have been listening to yourself and struggling to get it. Now is the time to take away from the ambitious people.

Pick up these habits of these ambitious individuals and learn from them. And they too can pick from you and learn from you.

If the people you are with understand the importance of hard work and constantly strive to do better, hard work will continue to be of importance to you, which is vital, because we can’t be ambitious all the time.

Some days you’re just going to want to throw in the towel or spend the day verging out. That’s ok, as long as the people you’re with can help build you back up again.

These are the little guides I could come up with in pursuing your ambitions in life. I hope these guides help you in one way or the other..

If you have any suggestions or questions on this topic, that you would love to share, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.


And also, I would like to connect with you on my social handles. If you feel the same, please let’s connect!




Life musings by Nigerian lifestyle and relationship blogger Nuella Igwe focusing on creative entrepreneur, life tips, career, relationship, travel, blogging tips, beauty and skincare.


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