269 Ambition: Do you need it to succeed?


Mike Coney has been ambitious for as long as he can remember.

When he was young, he would eagerly get up at five in the morning to work on his family’s farm in Lynwood, Washington, in the US. After high school he joined the US Army and took at two-year course on cryptologic warfare where he finished at the top of his class He was quickly promoted through the ranks.

It’s difficult for Coney to pinpoint exactly what made him such a go-getter. His father showed him what hard work looked like — he was always up early feeding and caring for his horses and maintaining three rental houses that he owned — but Coney thinks there must be something hardwired that has made him always want to strive for more.

I- Word Understanding
II – Have Your Say
1, Why is ambition important?
– personal growth
– professional advancement
– fueling innovation
2. Research shows that people with high self-esteem are more ambitious than people who have low-self esteem. Other factor are:
– personality
– family

267 Ambition: Do you need it to succeed?