Ambition: Why It's Good to Want More and How to Get It

Ambition: Why It's Good to Want More and How to Get It

Rachel Bridge

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 0857086332

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Be bold. Be brave. Embrace your ambition.

Ever have that nagging feeling that you are better than the sum of your current achievements? Do you have a secret desire to be achieving much more, to change the world or to reach the top of your game?

Then it is time to use your ambition to your advantage. It has been proven that ambitious people achieve greater levels of success, whether that be a higher level of education, a more prestigious job, a higher income or more satisfaction in life. Grounded in scientific research and with contributions from people at the height of their success in business, music, the arts and sport, Ambition will help you to harness your aspirations to achieve your lifetime goals. It will give you practical insights into how to use your talents and learn from others who have done it before, so that you can get to where you want to be.

If you want to get that promotion, achieve that big life-changing goal, start your own successful business, receive that distinctive acclaim, or make a positive difference to the world, then the good news is that you already have the fuel of ambition in you. This book will show you how to use it to drive your success.

• Reveals how you can do more than you think with what you've already got
• Helps discover your true motivation using a psychology model and shows you how to use that as the fuel for greater success
• Contains insights from successful people in all fields including John Torode, Myleene Klass, Will Greenwood, Katie Hopkins and Gavin Patterson
• Shows that the world is an exciting place and you can do anything if you use your ambition to help you

















Kammeyer‐Meyer in 2012 found there was a definite positive link between ambition and success. In particular, they discovered a link between ambition and educational attainment and prestige, which in turn led to higher wages, more prestigious work, and greater satisfaction with life. In other words, your ambition will not just set you on the road to success; it will also increase your chances of reaching your ultimate goal. The purpose of this book is to show you how to use your ambition to

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onstage at the Cannes Lions festival in 2015 about his business ventures, he said: “Some people think I am a businessman or massively strategic. I 171 AMBITION worked out the other day, I took a little review of my 17 years … I’ve wasted … about 40%.” He said that while the failures have been hard he tries to see them as research and development. He says: “That 40% is quite painful. But then I sit back and look at it – would I change anything? Did the mistakes not teach me powerful lessons?”

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