Word of the Day: Ambitious

am·bi·tious /amˈbiSHəs/ adjective: having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed; driven to achieve

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.” Arnold J. Toynbee, 1889 – 1975

The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.” William Penn, 1644 – 1718

I’ve changed my mind about [success] over the years. I have certainly grown older, and I think I’ve grown a little bit wiser. I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed. As I look back on it now, I think I’d have done better if I had been a little more relaxed in my life.” Charles Kuralt, 1934 – 1997

Happy Chinese New Year!

pictured: members of the Galesburg Elks with proud third grade students.