Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

aspiration

aspiration
Meaning(s)
1) something that you have a strong desire to achieve
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    • fulfill a lifelong aspiration
  • Analysis

    An aspiration is something you aim to achieve, like a goal or target. You might 'aspire' to run your own business, or to be a pilot or a famous musician. Whatever you desire to achieve with your life, this can be considered an aspiration. You might be asked, "So...what are your aspirations?", in an interview, because an employee would like to know where you imagine yourself in a few years' time. This shows that you have thought about your future and you are on track to make your dreams come true.

  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I turned down the promotion my boss offered me without a second thought. I've just never harboured any managerial or leadership aspirations of any kind.
    2. Jenny saved and worked tirelessly to fulfill her lifelong aspiration of running her own business. She didn't let anything stand in her way.
    3. Peter strongly believes that a boss should understand the aspirations of his employees in order to better motivate and utilize them within a company
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