Ambition can be a double-edged sword, prone to harming or capable of protecting depending upon the desires of the wielder.
Ambition can be an endless source of motivation, fueling an individual to greater heights, or it can be all-consuming, and the primary cause of a downward spiral.
Ambition can be both essential and toxic, so given the risks, is it really wise for people to continue aiming high, even if their targets may be out of range?
The answer, as always, is not straightforward.
When it comes to dreaming big, it’s wise to at least keep the tips of your toes on the ground as you tilt your head towards the skies.
The key to controlling your ambitions, as opposed to having them control you, is to have a clear head about them.
It’s obviously difficult to let go of something you’ve wanted so badly for so long, regardless of whether it is a professional or personal goal, but there are simply times when this painful act becomes a necessary one.
When answering the question of whether dreaming big can ever be a bad thing, the answer is a yet with a distinct caveat.
It’s obviously unwise to keep going after something that may simply be unattainable, but that’s a stumbling block as opposed to a brick wall.
Continue to dream, and do it big too if you want but be smart as well, because it’s way too easy to get lost when fixated only on a single goal and direction.
Perhaps the real peril is not in dreaming big, but in dreaming carelessly, in allowing ambitions to become obsessions instead of motivations.
Dreaming big is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged for everyone, but dreaming smart is even better and probably even the ideal course of action for those aiming for real gains and sustained success.