Building an enterprise requires ambition. To conceptualize something that doesn’t exist yet, subsequently motivate yourself and others around you to achieve that goal. That’s where an ambitious drive comes in handy.
The downside is, in the end, we can’t control what we can’t control. All cogwheels, in and outside of the enterprise, have to click in place.
If somehow they don’t click precisely into their place, there is a risk of becoming a victim of our own ambition. Our ambition may turn against us.
Suppose an airplane set out to fly across the Atlantic in ten hours. Due to heavy headwinds, the flight will now take eleven hours. There is no use in turning back.
Use ambition as fuel, not as a brake.