I recently received a newsletter from an entity I previously thought to be credible which is embarking on a brand/campaign around the concept of ambition which makes me wonder if my understanding of the word is "off".
Can the following be examples of Ambition?
- Starting a new hobby.
- Getting out for a walk on the beach.
I would have thought that while the above are goals/things a person may strive for - they are not ambitions because they are not substantive enough to qualify as an ambition.
Similarly I see an ambition is a goal you strive to reach, while the "Ambition" campaign in question is about the journey (and indeed with no expectation of completing the journey)
In other words I think "Planting a new garden" would qualify, but "Planting some plants in my garden" would not, or "Completing a marathon" would qualify, but "getting out for a walk on the beach wouldn't".
Do I misunderstand the meaning of the word?