Free time over ambition
First option is to sacrifice ambition over private life and free time. If you are person who wants to work on lower position, to work only eight hours, and not think about business in spare time, than you choose private time over business as primary. This option is option with less chance for promotion and more chance for enjoyment. In this case you won’t have problem to synchronize private and business life.
Promotion but less free time equals no ambition?
Second option means something different, that is that you want to progress and you relinquishment some of free time. Business ambition needs you to be better than others and invest more than others, for the result of promotion, to have regular pay raise, and satisfy your will for progression. That means that you always work more than regular work time, weekend, at home and after work hours. Off course, that ambition doesn’t mean that you alien yourself from social life, but have to compromise in favor of business.
Sometimes, people tend to work more with no free time. Sometimes opposite. Either way it’s a problem. You need to find compromise between those two. Perfect would be if you have work time and free time every day. One without another is not recommended for longer period. As much as you need to be focused on your work, you need to relax. That is why free time is important for enjoyment. But, that does not mean that you are without ambition. It just will allow you to make you more focused during work time. Don’t think of it as weakness. Think of it as most required break for your work maximum tomorrow.
Fulfill your ambition
If you want to give your maximum and reach your ambition it is important to be ready for next day 100%. Every day. Don’t be procrastinator, or lazy. It will all come, but in time. Not over night. You will reach your goal, and with family time together. All in good time.