Ambitious People Have Short Lives - Study

Author: Akshaya S

People who are considered ambitious attend the best colleges and universities, have prestigious careers and earn high salaries, but they don't necessarily lead more successful lives, according to a study.

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business have discovered that ambitious people have short life span, in spite of their prestigious careers.

"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," said Timothy Judge, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business in a statement.

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