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Real Ambition

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What's stopping you from realising your ambitions?

What kind of successful person do you want to be? If you think being ambitious is a negative trait, it's time to think again. Real Ambition will help you understand why some people achieve their ambitions and exactly what is getting in the way of yours. We will give you a clue – it's YOU!

Packed full of scientific evidence and cutting edge global research Real Ambition offers five simple secrets to success, giving you the tools to keep track of your dreams every day.

Written in association with Psychologies Magazine the leading magazine for intelligent people, covering work, personal development and lifestyle issues Real Ambition is:

  • Packed full of tips, techniques and advice to help achieve your dreams
  • Based on scientific evidence and cutting edge global research
  • Rigorous with credible content presented in a light and accessible manner
  • Inspirational yet down to earth and practical

Inspirational and motivational, yet practical and down-to-earth, Real Ambition provides expert guidance and a roadmap to achieving your dreams.

Table of Contents

  1. FOREWORD
  2. INTRODUCTION
    1. How To Use This Book
    2. The Experts Interviewed For <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">Real Ambition</i>
  3. 1: WHAT DOES AMBITION MEAN TO YOU?
    1. CHAPTER 1: REDEFINING AMBITION AND SUCCESS
      1. Are Dictionary Definitions Right?
      2. Real Ambition Isn’t Ruthless
      3. Old-style Ambition is Burnout – Real Ambition is Balance
      4. Real Ambition Is Nurturing
      5. Ambition Is Human – And Humans Evolve
    2. TAKE THE TEST: HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
    3. CHAPTER 2: WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT?
      1. Is It Money You Want – Or Something Else?
      2. Men, Women and Wants
      3. What Do People Have That’s Really Worth Wanting?
      4. The Myth of Fame and Fortune
      5. What Drives You?
      6. What’s The <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">Unmet Need</i> That Drives You? That Drives You?
    4. TAKE THE TEST: WHAT ARE YOUR UNMET NEEDS?
    5. CHAPTER 3: HOW DOES REAL AMBITION FEEL?
      1. Designing A Life Around Your Values
      2. A True Inner Match
      3. Finding Your Core Calling
      4. Freedom To Live The Way You Want – And The Courage To Find The Place To Do So
      5. The New Slashers: Day Job Plus
    6. TAKE THE TEST: WHAT AMBITION WOULD MAKE YOU FEEL FULFILLED?
  4. 2: WHAT'S STOPPING YOU FROM ACHIEVING YOUR AMBITIONS?
    1. CHAPTER 4: ARE SOME PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO SUCCEED?
      1. Know Yourself
      2. Inner Motivation Lasts All The Way To Success
      3. Talent Isn’t Enough
      4. True Grit Paves The Way
    2. CHAPTER 5: WHAT’S GETTING IN THE WAY OF YOUR SUCCESS?
      1. Your School Didn’t Show You How To Develop As An Individual
      2. Your Childhood is Driving your Adulthood
      3. Your Earliest Job Experiences Didn’t Develop You
      4. Are You Frightened?
    3. TAKE THE TEST: HOW DO YOU SABOTAGE YOURSELF?
    4. CHAPTER 6: AMBITION TRAPS
      1. 1. Ego-Based Ambition
      2. 2. Obsession With Fame
      3. 3. Working Too Hard
      4. 4. The Pressure To Fit In
      5. 5. Expecting Perfection
      6. 6. Quitting Too Early
      7. 7. External Ambition
      8. 8. Imitation Ambition
      9. 9. Social Media
      10. 10. Living For The Weekend
  5. 3: HOW CAN YOU ACHIEVE YOUR AMBITIONS?
    1. CHAPTER 7: CAN YOU LEARN TO BE AMBITIOUS?
      1. Understanding Willpower
      2. The Surprising Foundation Of Willpower
      3. Your Brain And Willpower
      4. Your Brain And Goals
    2. CHAPTER 8: WHAT KIND OF SUCCESSFUL PERSON DO YOU WANT TO BE?
      1. Celebrities And Public Figures
      2. Finding Positives In Stereotypes
      3. Which Archetype Are You?
    3. CHAPTER 9: FIVE SIMPLE SECRETS TO SUCCESS
      1. 1. Go With The Flow
      2. 2. Set Complementary Goals
      3. 3. Find Like-Minded People
      4. 4. Know The Difference Between Like And Want
      5. 5. Think Feasible
    4. CHAPTER 10: KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR AMBITIONS EVERY DAY
      1. When You Get Up
      2. During Your Day
      3. Whenever You Deal With People
      4. Recharge Every Day
      5. Rewire Your Mind Every Day
      6. Connect For Real
      7. Plan To Experience
      8. Holidays: Pause And Ponder, Reflect And Reset
  6. WHAT NEXT?
  7. ABOUT PSYCHOLOGIES
  8. REFERENCES
  9. EULA