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. Today, some powerful personalities are 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 that you want to do, and if it doesn't line up with what this person is suggesting, then tell them 'thanks, but no thanks.' Let them tackle their goals on their own while you tackle yours on your own.