We tend to think that ambitions are bad, but they can be good. In his book "Rescuing Ambition," Dave Harvey encourages believers to redirect their ambitions from bringing glory to themselves to bringing glory to God and then be as ambitious as possible. Once he lays this foundation, he discusses how ambitions interact with faith, contentment, the local church, failure, risks, and other areas of the Christian life. This book has challenged my thinking in a number of areas, and I highly recommend it. In fact, I'll be teaching it in our local church over the coming 2 months.