- 2017年02月14日11:25 来源：小站教育作者：小站雅思编辑
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Task：In modern society, ambition is more and more important. How important is ambition for being successful in life? Is it positive or negative?
In this contemporary era which features high pressure and fierce competitions, ambition is a powerful driving force on modern people’s way to success. As the proverb goes that most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
It is believed that ambition is putting a ladder against sky. If Newton had no ambition to figure out why apples fall down on the earth rather than flying to the sky, gravity can never be discovered; If Salvador Dali had no ambition to draw what is in his mind or dreams no matter how distorted it is, surrealism can never be thought highly of; If the allied nations in World War Two had no ambition to defeat the Nazism led by Hitler, massive slaughter would be recorded in human history. It is ambition that enables individuals to equip with self-motivation and self-discipline that are deemed as indispensable factors for overcoming barriers as well as resisting temptation when devoting to work or studies. Unfortunately, people who lose ambitions are hardly to pursue their goals or make themselves come out on the top even if their inspiration spring up every second.
Although a heavy ambition is often thought to be connected with the greed or an addiction to power, it is not the case. Ambitious people have courage and persistence to challenge tasks which cannot be completed by ordinary people; have aspiration to break down the routine as well as to fight for what they believe in. In a large scale, the civilization of mankind would not thrive supposing that humans refuse to admit or achieve their ambitions.
In a word, ambition is one of the most crucial characteristics for human beings. It gives us goals and pushes us to lead a life filled with satisfaction and glory. However, it is worth mention that the realization of personal ambition can never at the expense of violating others’ interest.