I’m not very ambitious but i had to learn during life you gotta be at least a little bit. The size of your dreams will project the space you own in this society. So i had to be ambitious in sections. For one example i tried to be the best professional i could even though i don’t care a lot for money. I gotta say that the result of this is that i’m really well positioned in the market i work on but i have no savings. Go figure.
If i had to blame someone for that anti ambition obsession would have to be the catholic church. Countries with a strong church usually have it’s society selling the idea that ambition is wrong and poverty leads to purity. Money is dirt. That was preached during my childhood. What i learned after a lot of banging my head around is defined by an old jew’s frase i listened a couple years ago: ” What has no price has no value”
Though i don’t believe in this entirely is part of the truth and more importantly our value has to be set by our selves. Nobody will give us the value we have. It’s a matter of survival. Others will try to put the same show we do so they will sell their value to us. So please don’t be ashamed and put your price. others will and if you give yourself for free people will accept it gladly. That’s what i learned. So now i charge. I charge because others do to and they are right doing it and we are not Jesus Christ and we can’t multiply bread. So after all we gotta have payment for our efforts because that’s the way our society exchanges everything. The only alternative for working for money is working for free and don’t kid yourself: It’s working anyway. It’s just cheaper.