How George Washington Surrendered his Ambitions and Won Big

February 13, 2015 – By Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa

Great Leaders recognize that they do not have full control of the results they are striving for. 

We have been taught that all great leaders - like George Washington, whose birth we commemorate on President’s Day - have been paragons of ambition. It is the fuel that propels them forward in life and leadership. It is the clay that they mold into purpose and action. We too should seek ambition and practice it. So why would I invite you to cultivate surrender, a quality that is the opposite of ambition? Because when we study a great life like George Washington’s, we find that while ambition brought them to the door of success, it was surrender that provided the key for them to unlock that door...