Ambition can be a powerful force for good in our lives. But only if it is legitimate. Sometimes misinterpreted and often misunderstood, ambition - true ambition - is not a selfish quality. It is not another word for ruthless; it is not something to be shunned or subdued. Legitimate ambition is an honorable trait. At its very best, our ambition serves us and other people. In fact, pursuing your ambition is one of the most selfless things you can do. In The Power of Ambition: Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You, renowned speaker and author Jim Rohn reevaluates the role of ambition in all aspects of our lives, exploring the facts, debunking the fiction and revealing the six life-changing steps anyone can take to build their legitimate ambition. Let Jim Rohn be your guide as you learn how to use your ambition not only to change what is going on around you, but what is going on within you. Along the way, you will also learn:
True ambition is a disciplined, eager desire for achievement. It is a state of mind, a way of life. With The Power of Ambition you can take charge of your own personal happiness, chart your own course through life and let your legitimate ambition create whatever you desire, take you wherever you want to go.
©1994 Jim Rohn (P)1994 Nightingale Conant
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Jim Rohn is a master teacher, a million dollar mentor. If you have a humble heart and are teachable, Jim will help you in ways you could not imagine as he narrates his own work. It's as if he has sat you down at the kitchen table and lays it our for you just you. Listen to it many times - start a journal and take notes and apply....watch yourself grow. It has changed my life emotionally, spiritually and financially.
We should be teaching our children The Power of Ambition !! Amazing how late in life we start leaning the things that count.
Of all the personal development books that I've listened to (nearly 25 in the last 10 months) this is the only one that actually gets me to jump up and do the work, to not procrastinate, and to feel confident and ambitious. The other books definitely make me feel good and think about what to do, but this one actually makes me jump up and do stuff that I've put off. A must read.
REALTOR, Coach, Trainer, and educator.
I highly recommend Jim Rohn's programs. This one is especially great to help you get off dead center.
steady progress toward your own personal goals, the person you want to be, daily, weekly, monthly, annually, your life. This hits home and breaks it down to practical application.
He's easy going, easy to listen to and has been one of my favorites for over 25 years.
Going into a new year, this was my shot in the arm to become better in all areas of my life.
Buy it today and take action in your life.
I don't normally write reviews. This was so well written, I felt I had to. I will definitely be listening to this book again, many times. He is so thorough, he touches on so many subjects, and there is so much great information, that I want to make sure I absorbed it all.
I can't pinpoint any one thing. I love how he broke everything down into detailed ways to think about how to start to thinking the way he describes, to live this way. Every chapter is like a house being built.
I have not. This was my first. I will be listening to more soon.
I think Jim Rohn has provided an exquisite expose on ambition.My one criticism would be that he shared more on individuals who tried these methods .
I enjoyed listening to this audio and would encourage anyone interested in developing themselves.Sharpening their swords to listen it.
EVERY kid needs to listen to, study, and apply the material in this presentation to their lives. I wish this would have been around when I was in high school.
I'm sure there were people before Jim Rohn that had an impact, Dale Carnegie for example. But for a moderate self development book lover,(read or listened to my share, but not all of them) this guy is the best. All the other people are just using his points. I love the Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen. His whole book is based upon one of Rohn's points that he elaborated upon. Jim Rohn throws out info and wisdom so fast, you could listen 10 times in a row. If he were a comedian he would be like Rodney Dangerfield. Fast and furious. I found it almost unsettling the first 20 minutes until I settled into a style of listening and got my head around his delivery. It feels like Grandpa sitting you down and giving you a life lesson....stellar!
Musician, Sorcerer, and all around rad dude!
Awesome audiobook, and it's narrated by Jim Rohn himself! This is truly advice and mentoring that I'm willing to pay for. I highly recommend this audiobook.
This book was phenomenal! I can listen to it over and over. I have many books in my audible library but this one has to be one of my top 5. Jim Rohn is a master in sharing personal achievement ideas. He is one of my mentors in my 9 person council. ( think and grow rich).
Its difficult to answer as one normally buys self development books to deal with different stages of life and business, but the relevance of this book is so applicable, I would honestly rate it as the best book I have listened to to date!
Jim Rohn addresses everything an ambitious person experiences on their quest to hit a goal or achieving a dream, what really struck a cord with me is dealing with frustration. Also choosing to be happy everyday of your experiences, enjoy the path/ the journey!
Also keeping at it, every day, every day, every day until you succeed, learning from the day before or experience before.
Skills make you a fortune!
Just absolutely inspiring to hear and apply!
Every chapter is brilliant but the introduction just blew me away!
This book is motivational. As it's Jim Rohn talking but the way its recorded its like he's talking directly to you rather than just being another participant in a workshop. Just 10 minutes of this will set you up for the day!
If you are in sales/ sales management, a business owner, entrepreneur or anyone inspired to achieve a major goal and seeds of doubt may start to creep in or you want the wisdom to start your journey well, GET THIS BOOK! Listen to it 10 times or more! The wisdom is invaluable!
I really enjoyed this. You will want a pen and paper or something with you to make notes because Jim drops so many jems. Worth listening to.
One word: mandatory
This is a great reminded of what it takes to be successful. I will be coming back to this book every so often to sharpen my tool kit!
Very useful reflection of very simple things that could improve your habits and you life ti become unique! Thank you Jim
"Inspiring - definite must listen to"
I really enjoyed the stories shared, but most important the lessons and motivation they instilled. I had s few aha moments. Definitely listen through first but then will now listen again and take notes.
"Great content, well read."
Great book with lots of wonderful information, useful tips. Pleasant to listen. Highly recommended, if you want to change your life for he better.
"Classic Jim Rohn - Powerful stuff"
Too much to single one thing out
His take, and his directness
I could do without any religious references in a non-fiction book, but his biblical references don't undermine his ideas completely. Filter out the religious stuff and this is a good listen.
"The master at work"
Yes I would, and do often.
Jim's ability to ignite your passion and determination, and how this book just presses the reset button when you feel that you need to get back on track with goals and ambitions.
Captivating as usual - his choice of words is second to none.
You'd be mad not to invest a few pounds into this book. It could change your life.
This is an excellent audio. Tons and tons of great hints, tips, thought processes and philosophies. He has a great way of looking at the world. I highly recommend this book.
I think i expected more due to john being quoted so many times in other personal development books. The chapters were short and music annoying between chapters. Maybe a physical book would be a better alternative?
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