Is Ambition Honorable or Selfish?


As an end of the year wrap up, Dan looks at some questions he is asked when we start talking about setting goals:

Should you be afraid of your desires, ambition and your drives?   

When are you just being selfish – and when are you really in the groove to become all God intended for you?

What does it mean to be “crowned with glory and honor?”

Plus, Dan takes a look at what happens when you retire.


Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes, 1902 – 1967  Tweet This

Timestamped Notes:

1:30 – The first Podcast we have record of doing was in December 2007 and Dan hasn’t missed one since!

3:00 — Dan encourages us all to not be afraid of thinking big and letting the world know that they want to achieve great things. Consider your goals and ambitions the way you want to make the world a better place.

7:24 — Elvis Presley song says “Ambition is a dream with a V-8 engine.”

8:10 — Dan explores the difference between ambition and greed. Ambition will take you beyond talent and resources to achieve success.

10:10 — Dan shares a few of his goals for 2018, including a book, What Is Your Strangest Secret?

11:15 — Now the time to be clear on your goals. Dan takes us through the 7 areas that you should set goals in for your life. It’s not just about setting a goal to make more money.

The 7 Areas of Goal Setting To Maximize Success

11:45 — Financial – Don’t be afraid to set a financial goal that may be a stretch. If you expect to make more money, you may be surprised. Perhaps you start a side business.

13:55 — Physical — You can buy time by being healthier.

14:38 — The leading cause of death – retirement. Dan explores the reasons people die: no friends, no money, no purpose and how retirement contributes to all three of those.

18:50 — Set a goal for your family life. What do you want to do to be a better parent, grandparent, wife or husband?

19:26 — Spirituality – What do you want to do that goes beyond yourself?

20:07 — Social — Take a look at the book, How To Win Friends and Influence People and consider the things you can do to improve in this area. It may be just to smile more!

21:40 — Career goals should be a reflection of the life you want to live.

[spp-timestamp time=”21:50″] — Dan shares another goal for 2018: to do more coaching. He has intentionally carved out more time to provide personal coaching. Find out more at  

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