Ambition is a powerful motivator-- it's a force of nature in our lives. We all need it to envision and produce wonderful advancements. From the buildings we live in, to the planes we fly in; the medical care we receive to the education we enjoy—ambitious people created them all. It's ambitious people who put in extra hours, who work through the obstacles to get it right! They are the ones with jet fuel running through their veins--off again to chase a new goal. They move ahead at the speed of light, and even when they're finished, they rarely rest - until forced by fatigue.
Ambition is a force that requires boundaries to sustain its contribution. It's too easy to get in over our heads. And if this is the case, if our ambitions are allowed to run free and unchecked, it can undo a lot of good. Unbridled ambition usually leads to mistakes, burnout and broken relationships.
This is one of the hardest lessons a leader will ever learn.