My Own Religion

Joshua - Scarsdale, New York
Entered on August 29, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

When I open my eyes and fling my legs out of my bed to start the day, one constant lets my feet touch the ground. I believe in love, friends, family, sex and money among other things yet ambition is my religion. It’s the one thing I can always count on that makes sense of everything I’m doing in my life. Even at 20, I’ve lived long enough to understand the value of love, but its something I can’t rely on. My ambitions help me stay content and look forward to the future. I wrap my head around what I want to be and encourage myself to stay positive to work towards it. We can run on many things but ambitions help everything around us move, compete and work towards something better.

In high school I was never the competitive type. I went to a high school filled with kids studying the SATs since freshman year. College ambitions were something I couldn’t see clearly. I walked through most of high school, literally. Yet at the cusp of my senior year, I looked to separate myself from students who seemed like cookie cutter students compared to me. I reached for a faith. I decided to develop a sports magazine above the standards of everyone around me. Suddenly the days went by faster, I smiled longer, and my brain was filled with millions of ideas that gave me the confidence to know I’d be successful in the future. I was grateful enough to experience feelings of ambitions when I did, almost too late. These feelings enabled me to find my way to Syracuse University.

Knowing what you can and can’t do helps my your ambitions realistic. I walk through campus and can recognize the confidence on people’s faces. Dressed in all shapes and sizes, everyone has qualities that help depict where their ambitions will take them. I have friends that are so talented and stubborn, a characteristic premature to realizing what an ambition can do to someone throughout the day. Luckily I understand that having ambitions and acting on is something that I can always rely on to wake up each morning and knowing that I’m getting closer to exactly where I want to be. This is what I preach.