Do not alter your ambitions to match the ambitions of others. Always make sure you’re focused on accomplishing your goals, not someone else’s. Some powerful personalities could be pushing their agenda, and it might be hard to push back. But you can do it! All you have to do is refocus on what it is you want to do. If it doesn’t line up with what this person is suggesting, tell them thanks, but no thanks. Let them tackle their goals on their own while you tackle yours on your own.