As Shannon Chapla explains in the most recent University of Notre Dame alumni newsletter, Timothy Judge tracked 717 high-ability individuals over seven decades. The study will appear in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
The professor of management at ND’s Mendoza College of Business says go-getters might be let down by the results of their efforts:
“If ambition has its positive effects, and in terms of career success it certainly seems that it does, our study also suggests that it carries with it some cost,” Judge said. “Despite their many accomplishments, ambitious people are only slightly happier than their less-ambitious counterparts and they actually live somewhat shorter lives.”
Take that rubber tree ant! And Mark Zuckerberg! And Oprah! And President Obama!
My mom would think I contributed a lot of money to Professor Judge’s research.
Do you agree with this study’s findings?
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