"Ambition is for amateurs"


[Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625)]

So somebody asked me recently in an email interview, “What’s next for Hugh MacLeod?”

Which I answered:

There is no “Next”. There is only making more drawings and writings, and trying to stay healthy and happy. “Ambition” is for amateurs.

I think it’s too easy to confuse the AMBITION of doing something, with the actual DOING of something.

That confusion is the domain of the amateur…