Definition of Ambition:
A strong desire to do or achieve something.

Synonyms of Ambition:

Aspiration, goal, aim, objective, purpose, mission, desire, target, dream, hope, etc

These notes are from  recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


I need to strive for new things in my life.
There is so much that I have not done because of the wasted years of my addiction.

My compulsive and obsessive behavior left me a prisoner of self – and also a victim of self.
The spiritual recovery I enjoy today says it is okay for me to have things, enjoy things and do things. –Father Leo | More…

True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.
I learned how to change resentments into acceptance, fear into hope and anger into love.

I have learned also, through loving without undue expectations, through sharing my concerns and caring for my fellow man, that each day can be joyous and fruitful.  –Daily Reflections | More…


In the natural life our ambitions alter as we develop; in the spiritual life the goal is given at the beginning, the beginning and the end are the same, viz., God. The aim of the missionary is to do God’s will, not to be useful, not to win the heathen; he is useful and he does win the heathen, but that is not his aim. His aim is to do the will of God. –My Utmost for His Highest Classic | More…


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