Ambition is a blessing. It is a key motivator driving us to achieve our hopes and dreams. But for many in our Jewish community accomplishment is not enough. Growth will not suffice. We live within a larger culture obsessed with fame and celebrity; as such the burning desire for acclaim conquest and domination can be overwhelming — to the detriment of our physical emotional and spiritual lives. This is ambition addiction: the all-encompassing yearning for success at any cost. Self-described ambition addict Rabbi Benjamin Shalva has written an insightful and illuminating book for anyone who wants to control that destructive strain of ambition and live with integrity. He identifies the signs and symptoms of ambition addiction and profiles iconic achievers to help readers identify unhealthy motivations. Then he reveals the five steps to living a fulfilling life of healthy productive ambition in which grand but elusive fantasies give way to the true happiness of the here and now.
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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