Podcast Episode 38: Healthy Ambition- Part 2

by | Oct 26, 2016

In this podcast Episode 38, David & Caron Loveless discuss how to engage in healthy ambition, that enhances everyone VS unhealthy ambition that steals and destroys various parts of people’s lives.

George Baker has said:

“I am one of those people who is so desperate to overcome their own sense of lack that they create some giant obstacle to overcome, or some massive achievement to attain, in order to feel that they might just be worth something.

I am an over-compensator; so desperate to feel okay about the fact that I am, in some ways, not as capable as other people that I seek to achieve the impossible—purely to show the whole world, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I am enough.”

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Here is a brief summary of today’s episode of “The Live True Podcast.” 


How might we know if our goals and aspirations are coming from a healthy place or not?  Here are a few of the many examples discussed in today’s podcast.

Unhealthy Ambition Healthy Ambition
Live for the future (destination) Live in the moment (process & journey)
Heavy & difficult Challenging, but carries a lightness to it
Never enough Is enough
Uses people Develops people
Unquestioned motives Questions all motives
Always in a hurry Finds regular rhythms to rest, then work
No sacrifice too much Some sacrifices not worth it
Anxious Peaceful


“Where ambition and achievement are overvalued, human lives will be undervalued.”  Marty Rubbin

Jesus’ mission that He showed us how to live out in a healthy way.

Luke 4. “God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!”

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