The Ups and Downs of Ambition

Pelusi, Nando
May 2008
Psychology Today;May/Jun2008, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p67
The article discusses how a person acquires the tendency to feel hopeless and offers advice on overcoming helplessness to achieve one's goals. When much is at stake we often frame the problem as a binary choice, because for most of human history, time and options were severely limited in important matters. Helplessness comes from the idea that one must win at all costs, coupled with the fact that there is never a guarantee of a positive outcome.


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