The irresistible urge to always achieve something greater

The urge to achieve something great compelled Newton to think and discover the Laws of Motion; the same urge motivated Columbus to make several trips across the Atlantic Ocean; it turned Edison from a train boy to one of the best geniuses of all time; also, it elevated Henry Ford from a poor engineer at age thirty to arguably the richest man in the world at age sixty. (Featured image credit:

No matter how relaxed and laid back we become at any point in life, there is always something that urges us to aim higher, or achieve something greater.

Even when we are lazy, this urge doesn’t allow us to have peace, or be at rest—also, it reminds us to put our hearts to work and not be lazy.

It is this “something” that inspired Isaac Newton to discover the Laws of Motion; the same something motivated Christopher Columbus to make several trips across the Atlantic Ocean; it turned Thomas Edison from a train boy to one of the best geniuses of all time; also, it elevated Henry Ford from a poor engineer at age thirty to arguably the richest man in the world at age sixty.

This same something, which still exists in this generation as it did in the past, keeps some people from various backgrounds and disciplines working and achieving much more than the average man or woman of today.

This something keeps on reminding us that we can achieve anything we want and become anything—and we know that this something could be right.

That something which is within us, is a spark from the universe—a spark from the creator of the universe. Some people call this something ambition, while others call it aspiration probably because it inspires, motivates and drives us through life.

Unfortunately, many of us have diminished or killed “the urge to be greater” with our attitude—so it has run away from us

If we look at our past, it will be obvious that during our childhood, teenage, and even adult years, we always had this something—this ambition and driver of life—but for reasons best known to us, we allowed our relaxed and laid-back attitude to diminish or kill this something.

The fact that this something has always reminded us to achieve greater things, should be strong enough to inspire ambition, and keep that drive alive and running.

If we don’t make any effort to consistently keep that drive running, we will likely not be able to achieve any appreciable results on a long term basis.

The existence of misunderstanding is due to lack of understanding: in order to eliminate misunderstanding, we only have to acquire understanding

In reality, darkness can only exist where there is lack of light, and vice-versa. If you turn on light where there is darkness, darkness will vanish immediately—sickness is merely the absence of good health.

In the same vein, poverty is caused by lack of supply; on the other hand, whoever finds an avenue for supply, will wipe out poverty.

If we have disappointments and our ambitions become blunted along the road of life, we have to do all we can to pre-occupy our minds with belief that we will always find a way to over-turn the tides.

Author: Ihagh G. T.

A former university lecturer who has a master's degree and writes on motivation and the environment, as they relate to the challenges and environmental issues that humanity has been facing.

42 thoughts on “The irresistible urge to always achieve something greater”

    1. you are very correct: no matter the amount, everybody should have a purpose… it’s surprising how many people actually feel lesser than themselves when they have no purpose or aim…maybe that’s a sign the universe is not happy with those who lose purpose, or don’t look for any

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  1. Hi there! I am a writer, a poet to be specific. Since I am just starting with my blog, may I ask you to please follow my blog to help my poems reach more readers? I am hoping for your help, God bless you more and have a great day!☺


    1. hello, although it’s not a bad request to make, I wouldn’t encourage you to ask people to follow your blog; continue writing and publishing consistently, be patient, and GOD will get you there with multiple times the followers all of us have… on the other hand, because of your approach, I will follow you…but what will help your blog’s audience grow more is regular posting and interaction on many other blogs; not only for one or a few days or months, but consistently for days, months and years… thanks

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      1. I believe it is something within certain people.

        Those that don’t want it will tell themselves a story of why they are limited.

        They will look at you (or me, or whoever) and say to themselves “they have it easier… and so they can do it… but I can not”.

        I have been fortunate though life has not always been easy. But my mother was/is a gift to me because she had all of the excuses but never let any of them STOP her.

        Keep up your good work Ihagh. 💕🙏🏼

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        1. thanks for your positive, kind and encouraging comment…like you, life has not been easy for me too, but I’m happy that I’ve never used that as an excuse to lean back….I have overcome many battles and become stronger as a result of challenges… we are still aiming higher… thanks be to GOD… 😊👍

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  2. I absolutely LOVE your content. It resonates with the beliefs I hold and the passion for life I feel I possess. Have you ever had a guest blogger? Would you consider letting me write a guest post for you? We can iron out all the details but please let me know! Much love and well wishes.

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    1. thanks alot for your positive and encouraging remark about the content…I deeply appreciate it…

      I have never had a guest blogger, and have planned long since that I may only have guest bloggers when my followers reach 20,000 or more… now I just want to concentrate on growing the site which has only about 2,150 followers…. however, I know a site that has around 10,000 followers, and hosts guest bloggers…to my surprise I was once asked by the owner to guest blog on his site which is a motivational, inspirational and godly site… if you are interested in guest blogging on the site, check the details here:

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