“Grand results require great ambitions.” Heraclitus
A goldfish will only grow to the size of its bowl.
A person will only grow to the size of their ambitions.
Two individuals with the exact same physical and mental gifts, the same household and education and starting wealth will be worlds apart over time for one reason only: the desire for success.
Someone blessed (or maybe cursed) with tremendous ambition will change the world around them, bending reality as Steve Jobs did to achieve their desires. Julius Caeser found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble because of his aspiration. Michael Jordan won six titles not because of his size but because of his drive. Derek Jeter knew as a child he would win World Series titles as shortstop for the New York Yankees.
Desire is not the only factor in in success, but is the X Factor because the burning need for achievement, the discontent with past victories, is what drives the greats to continue when all others have given up, have said “good enough.”
Good enough is never enough.