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Do you think that frustration can actually drive a person to achieve/be ambitious?

I was reading about Steve Jobs and I just thought that the people who really achieve are driven to. Like to fill a big hole they have in their life (being adopted, abandon, etc). I see my smart classmates who only want to be executives in construction company, project managers, or engineers but that is it. I think I am so different. It likes being frustrated give me more ambition but I am not sure if that is truth. What is your take?

Asked By: Just Loving It. - 11/5/2011
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I think you are very correct. That hunger that you call frustration with whatever you feel for is what is driving you forward. This is your motivation. The motivation is a blessing for it gives you your purpose to pursue your answers that others may never seek. Go with it if it works for you.
Answered By: Alfonse - 11/5/2011
Additional Answers (7)
i think everyone is fighting a hard battle in their life i think everyone has their own reason to be who they are frustration can drive a guy/girl to be achieve & be famous,, no duhh life's a beautiful struggle
Answered By: Chris Q.T. - 11/5/2011
 
Well being frustrated makes people ambitious as well as losers. It completely depends on the ability of one's mind to handle up things. If a timid kind of person is being frustrated then he shall move aside giving up everything whereas a strong fellow would challenge to achieve it and never stops until he gets. So... More
Answered By: Susom - 11/5/2011
 
Well i don't think you need to have a "hole" in your life to be motivated. Otherwise you're constantly trying to fill it, not quite sure how to explain it... Like yeah you can definitely take something negative in your life and use it as motivation to do something positive but thats not the entire reason for people... More
Answered By: Muuuuuv - 11/5/2011
 
I agree with you. Frustrations definitely are very good motivators. They make you "angry" to work harder and achieve your goal. However ultimately the main motivator needs to be desire to do the best you can regardless of if you were successful or not. I think truly great people are never satisfied with what they have... More
Answered By: Jhclarinet - 11/5/2011
 
"If you want a job (no pun intended) done right, you need to do it yourself", kind of illustrates the point. It can be frustrating to have people (professionals included), do jobs in a way that leaves something to be desired. We pay good money to contractors, Cable TV, various products you buy, and it seems like... More
Answered By: Searching - 11/5/2011
 
self actualization is "the motive to realize one's full potential" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_actualization... More
Answered By: h63ddd - 11/5/2011
 
Frustration when felt deeply is a powerful emotion. All powerful emotions seem to lead to great actions. Certainly frustration can lead to a great ambition, I for one can remember when feeling like I can not achieve, has helped me achieve much in my life. The tricky part is that as your frustration leads to actions... More
Answered By: Simply Jordan - 11/5/2011
 
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