Make way for a clumsy metaphor: if ambition is a tank, humility is a bike. Ambition charges through, crushing everything in its wake, stopping at nothing to arrive at its goals. Humility, conversely, takes its time. It meanders, gets lost in the view and thinks thoughtful thoughts. Humility arrives at its destination a lot later than Ambition. But Humility is happier when it gets there.
Don’t get us wrong. Ambition is vital. It gets you where you want to go with focus and determination. But maybe it should take that journey, side by side, with Humility. As long as humility doesn’t wear that ugly fluorescent cycling gear. It’s embarrassing.