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

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1 Be clear about what you are trying to achieve

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

Dr Seuss

Goals can come in all shapes and sizes. So before you start, you need to be very clear in your mind about where you are trying to get to. What do you really want to do? Become a best-selling novelist? Be promoted to a high-flying role at work? Build a school in a poor underdeveloped part of the world? Start your own business? Win a gold medal at the next Olympic Games? Get to the top of your academic field? Be a professional deep-sea diver? Whatever it is, if you are going to successfully use your ambition to achieve your ultimate goal, you need to have a very strong sense of ...

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