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Feb 15, 2023Liked by Andrew Lynch

LOVE this reframing Andrew. That self-doubt is such a common thing when you've consciously and deliberately stepped off that corporate ladder, or rejected any desire to build a unicorn.

I'm reminded of the GB rowers' mantra of boiling every decision down to "Will it make the boat go faster?" - possibly the purest definition of narrow ambition.

One other aspect of whole ambition is that it is deeply personal. We each must write our own definition of the "something" we're trying to achieve. For me it's financial freedom, thriving kids (and grand-kids), inner peace, and a long life. But I'm the only one who can measure whether I've been successful at that.

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