Unconscious Ambition Synopsis

Unconscious Ambition Synopsis

Sir Richard Branson said, “why waste 1000s of words when it can be said with less.” For those who want less here is the synopsis. Otherwise you have the choice of both.

Beyond Philosophy to Real Life

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Your Life Secrets You Really Need to Know if you do not know them already.

Unconscious Ambition and what you achieve.

Searching for your mission, passion or purpose.

Why are there so few great people compared to the 6.5 billion in the world? The bigger question is why they became famous and what is stopping you from becoming famous or achieving your greatest dreams. What marked them when they were young and the way they thought to achieve what they became famous for? What changed naturally and what did they decide to change in the way they lived their life. There are many more questions. One of the most dynamic is this. What was the one most outrageous goal or ambition they chose to go for?

Smart People Realize at a young age to be Smart think Smart.

The younger CEOs I speak to today, confirm they trained to become CEOs for reasons that usually start with, status, money, a beautiful wife or husband and beautiful children, a beautiful house/home and a beautiful life. They understand the life of a top CEO requires long hours, that one must be robust, resilient and focused and the job may involve tough decisions, unpopular with certain sectors and a lot of travelling. Whatever the merits of these qualities, they identify a group of intelligent people, not frightened of hard work; who know exactly what they have to do to get what they want out of life. The psychology of big money talks big business and the connection of love, a beautiful wife and beautiful children, is interesting if not pragmatic. Nonetheless, it points to why they can also be good if not ruthless when appropriate in business. Oh yes, in their model of a beautiful life, they accept there will be ugly problems that inevitably arrive. Their strategy is to roll with the knocks and minimum resistance so they are fit to keep going. These thinkers accept that in life as in business there will always be good times.

Love and family; Great wealth; Health or Luck?

I have asked the question: Which would you choose. Love and family; Great wealth; Health or Luck?

Without exception they said. Ah, there is the fashionable answer and a pragmatic answer close to my beliefs. Which do you want?

“The latter,” I say.

“In that case I chose Great wealth.”

“Why do you choose Great wealth,” I ask.

“With great wealth, I make my own luck and I can buy health and the love, and thus the family that I want.

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Here are the Headings:

  • Let’s review the question of how do top performers do that?
  • Unconscious Ambition – A Double Edged Sword only dangerous if not recognise or understood.
  • Yes, understand Unconscious Ambition and how it works because it is so powerful. Also left to its own devices it can be full of errors or simply redundant.
  • Does Unconscious Ambition happen organically or does it depend on Genius and Timing?
  • What connection does Unconscious Ambition have with Destiny, if such a thing exists?
  • Why access Unconscious Ambition and what are the benefits and effects, and can that have an upsetting consequence for perfect timing?

 

Beyond Philosophy to real life.

Your Life Secrets You Really Need to Know

Unconscious Ambition and what you achieve.

Searching for your mission, passion or purpose.

Why are there so few great people? Leonardo da Vinci, (artist, inventor, engineer, researcher), Michael Angelo (artist). Mozart (music), Westinghouse (electricity), Nicola Tesla (electricity), Thomas Edison (electricity), Alexander Fleming (penicillin) Henry Ford (Ford cars), Albert Einstein, (physicist), Churchill (politician), Elvis Presley (music), The Beatles (music), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Sir Richard Branson (entrepreneur), Sir Tim Berbers-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web). There are many more, yet compared to the billions of people in the world, they still remain very few. The big question is why the above named people became famous. What marked them when they were young and the way they thought to achieve what they became famous for? Nobel prize winners are chosen for the remarkable achievements. The problem is that few in the world remember the names of those who discovered electricity as we know it today or those who unravelled the coding of genomes. Do you remember the names of the people who won the Nobel Prize for medical research?  The masses remember every note and word sung by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Michael Jackson. To answer this we have to consider how things affect our personal lives also how important is timing? Music and entertainers are important but great discoveries of how the human body works can save millions of lives or relieve pain for hundreds of millions or bring a quality of life and hope to just a few who previously had no hope. How many remember who these truly great people are?

Since going through career and life changing chronic burnout, I wanted to know how and why I did that also what I could do to make sure I did not repeat it again. To do this I have spent 17 years studying neuro sciences. During these studies there have been many hours of self analysis and reflection on how my thinking patterns led to specific outcomes. While this in itself is nothing new, it did lead to some personal conclusions, which some readers may find of interest.

I had interviewed many CEO friends and acquaintances and members of CEO clubs with the specific intention of ascertaining if they had ever thought of becoming a CEO or in particular, for the company they were managing at the time. Without exception, all said they had never planned or even thought of being a CEO or even dreamed of their current job position before it happened.

The above result, is not scientifically conclusive, especially in the 21st century where many bright people now specifically train themselves to be future CEOs. However, this reflects how those managing the world’s leading companies before the present status quo, had unconsciously chosen to do what was necessary to be chosen for the top jobs. The younger CEOs I speak to today, confirm they trained to become CEOs for reasons that usually start with, status, money, a beautiful wife or husband and beautiful children, a beautiful house/home and a beautiful life. They understand the life of a top CEO requires long hours, that one is robust, resilient and focused and the job may involve tough decisions, unpopular with certain sectors and a lot of travelling. Whatever the merits of these qualities, they identify a group of intelligent people, not frightened of hard work; who know exactly what they have to do to get what they want out of life. This is what Unconscious Ambition is all about. The key is making the right decisions at the most appropriate time. Timing is important.

The psychology of big money talks big business and the connection of love, a beautiful wife and beautiful children, is interesting if not pragmatic. Nonetheless, it points to why they can also be good if not ruthless when appropriate in business or in life. Oh yes, in their model of a beautiful life, they accept there will be ugly problems that inevitably arrive. Their strategy is to roll with the knocks and minimum resistance so they are fit to keep going. These thinkers accept that in life as in business there will always be good times.

I have asked the question: Which would you choose. Love and family; Great wealth; Health or Luck?

Without exception they said. Ah, there is a fashionable answer and a pragmatic answer close to my beliefs. Which do you want?

“The latter,” I say.

“In that case I chose Great wealth.”

“Why do you choose Great wealth,” I ask.

“With great wealth, I make my own luck and I can buy health and the love, and thus the family that I want to fulfil my dreams.

While the above list of leading people in their particular disciplines at the beginning of this article is short, it hides thousands of brilliant people past, present and future who for various reasons never made or will never make it to the halls of fame. These talented people are now becoming so numerous that one reason they can never become famous is because the numbers and the differences are becoming blurred, therefore they become a normal feature of modern life. In short it is expected. Consequently to become famous one has to rise above the masses and do something so stunning it and they cannot be ignored or deemed as normal or understandable. So the bar of exceptional performance has been raised to very high standards to meet what the populous deems as exceptional talent.

It is well known that those who bring something totally new, unexpected or remarkably different to our world, are likely to be ridiculed or vilified before they are recognised for their skills, brilliance or their genius. Few know of the hardships and knocks the stars of the future endure on the way up. This is because their thinking is so advanced it takes a while for averagely bright thinkers to catch up. Ridicule is how the masses deal with something new and previously unimaginable. On the flip side, once you make it to fame and I hope fortune, your public quickly demand ever new and mind blowing ideas coming onto the market, to keep them amused. Oh yes, beware the stranger bearing gifts.

Let’s review the question of how do top performers do that?

The outcomes of my research have been many, and one in particular, I find of great interest. I call this Unconscious Ambition. To explain unconscious ambition, let us first reflect for a moment on destiny or kismet. Why does one person become famous when others not. Why not, they are just as capable? One answer is charisma. What is charisma and how does it work? The fact is most if not all famous people are charismatic even if seemingly contradictory, they happen to be introverts or reclusive. In the latter case the charismatic essence seems to be related to their achievement. Their reclusive characteristic may enhance an image of charisma. Consequently, any rare and brief public appearance is followed by great interest and likely enhances their charisma. My experience in the business of showbiz taught me how important it is to have a specialist to manage, train and develop charisma.

In self-esteem, personal development and neuroscience circles, it is well known how the unconscious mind controls our beliefs, values, habits and therefore our performance. It controls and limits what we consciously believe we are capable of doing.  Life coaching is a form of psychology, which asks questions that are aimed at the unconscious mind more than the conscious thoughts of the coachee. This not only exposes self limiting ideas lurking in the form of stumbling blocks in the darker recesses of the conscious mind, but more importantly teases out new answers and solutions otherwise hidden in the unconscious brain. The value of this is that better answers are actually within the unconscious capability. Many great thinkers like Da Vinci, Mozart, Einstein and Tesler all agreed that their greatest ideas were delivered via their intuitive intelligence, which we know today, alongside telepathy, are the conduits by which we access unconscious brain genius. Therefore, as unconscious brain processing has already worked out any wrinkles in an idea, it should be accepted more easily by the conscious thinking mind, which hopefully actions the idea into a new reality. The down side is that if you do not recognise, respect and take serious notice of intuitive and telepathic intelligence, you are going to miss out on the beauty of your own genius; however this may not interfere with your unconscious ambition. There is no knowing what the percentage of the world’s population who oblivious to their genius, stumble short of the winning post, only due to their own limited thinking Of the 6.5 billion inhabitants on this planet, how many are daily shooting themselves in the foot for the same reason of ignoring their greater intelligence.

Unconscious Ambition – A Double Edged Sword only dangerous if not recognised or understood.                                            

Yes, understand Unconscious Ambition and how it works because it is so powerful. Also left to its own devices it can be full of errors or simply redundant.

This brings us back to the question, Which would you choose. Love and family; Great wealth; Health or Luck? The fashionable answer is to choose love, health and good luck. In this scenario we know from all the dating agencies how finding love can be so challenging and unpredictable. Luck, we know is made by our own devices. The more money you have the more luck seems to favour you. Health is somewhat in the hands of our genes also what we put in our bodies, how we treat our minds and bodies and the environments we choose to live in.

In this insight alone, perhaps we begin to see the field of brilliance narrowed down to the few. These are the ones who by fair means or foul, have developed access to their greater genius in their super performing unconscious brain.

Does Unconscious Ambition happen organically or does it depend on Genius and Timing?

This is to say, the person can actually see, feel or hear themselves being involved in the changed performance as they visualise a greater level of performance. Previously they may have been oblivious, deliberately ignored, flatly refusing to believe in the power of the unconscious mind. Millions are simply frightened to experiment because they are scared of ancient superstitious fears of going mad if they start dabbling with their mind. Hence the effectiveness of well trained coaching is to move the coachee to a place of acceptable thinking where beforehand they were unable to go there by their own habitual thinking patterns. Yes, this too could just be part of their Unconscious ambition. The great stars and geniuses are proof that Unconscious Ambition is flexible and can be changed as often as we please. This is highlighted in those people we judge as ambitious.

To understand Unconscious Ambition we have to go to the reason for choosing specific limiting beliefs, values, habits and behaviours. Modern neurosciences have shown us particularly over the past 30 years that many of these are inherent from our ancestors, notably our parents and grandparents. Those inherited traits will likely be dominant in our formative years, and then some may appear in mid-life or later years. Inherited traits or gifts are understandable, but these do not explain what we do with them or how we perform. So it has been the destiny aspect, which pricked my curiosity, thus, from where I have largely constructed the theory of Unconscious Ambition.

Natural Timing – it always seems to be appropriate.

Unconscious ambition is therefore a process of evolving ambitious ideas albeit beyond the conscious awareness, which steers us to follow certain broad or specific subjects that highlight our capabilities, and then attract the attention of others. The fascinating aspect of Unconscious Ambition is that it is itself conscious of time and timing. Whatever the programmed ambition it will have its own activation clocks. It is clear from my research that people begin activities that enable them to mature and evolve. Undoubtedly this intelligence is in order to be in the right place and at the appropriate time with the right or appropriate resources. Although this is demonstrated in everyone’s lives umpteen times, we never know the nature of the timing, but it always seems to be appropriate. This time is relevant to those who become the leaders of new trains of thought or the time a sufficient body of people are ready to accept and thus create the critical mass of movement that projects a person or concept into fame and fortune.

My observations show that Unconscious Ambition works closely with intuition and telepathic intelligence. Intuitive and telepathic intelligence skills are how the indescribable power of the super powerful unconscious mind/brain likes to work best. They transfer ideas from the unconscious mind to the conscious awareness. They are how we access the plan of our Unconscious Ambition.

What connection does Unconscious Ambition have with Destiny, if such a thing exists?

From ancient writings destiny is always attributed to a defined purpose or course that one cannot escape. At first it seemed that Unconscious Ambition was the same as destiny. The understanding that made the difference is that Unconscious Ambition is a self construct, which definitely can be changed, especially with aging and changing needs, objectives and goals. This question is difficult to answer because Unconscious Ambition is real, it can be identified and changed, it has nothing to do with goal building. Destiny is more like a myth, only in hindsight can we say, “I have known all my life this would happen.” All it does is to raise another question. Is what we perceive as Destiny, really Unconscious Ambition? Did we know that something was going to happen simply because it was a self constructed Unconscious Ambition or was it something in our genes we cannot change that at fleeting moments we became conscious of? Watching geniuses and great movers and shakers suggests Unconscious Ambition is a decisive and changeable conscious construct.

Why access Unconscious Ambition and what are the benefits and effects, and can that have an upsetting consequence for perfect timing?

More than at any other time greater numbers of people are searching for their purpose, passion or their life’s mission. Those in pursuit of this often elusive grail often staring us in the face, can search for years, train in subjects one thinks may be what we are looking for or attend courses to help find it but always failing. In principle this course of action is good because it indicates we are connected to or are actually listening to our unconscious intelligence even if we do not understand it. This suggests we are conscious of something that seems to be pushing us in a specific direction. The down side is we may not realise it is our Unconscious Ambition in action. We are blocking it by pushing ourselves so hard we cannot see what is likely directly in front of us or we are already involved in. The problem is we fail to see it because it does not meet our prized expectations of what our mission should be or look like.

Anyone in this position will likely have been advised by family, well wishers, coaches, mentors, guru’s or a total stranger laboured by the quest, to let go, more times than they can remember. Such advice falls like seeds on stony ground because nobody explains to them what letting go is and how to do it or why it is so important if not essential. For those in this dilemma, letting go is, doing something else. Diverting your attention on other matters. Stop trying because trying is nothing but trying and can never be achievement. Trying has inbuilt mental and emotional limitations and self designed stumbling blocks. Language filled with doing, pursuing, persistence are the words indicative of achievement. When people say to an achiever; “but that is near impossible,” achievers might say to you, “perhaps for you, but I have already done it.”

Moving away to change your environment is perhaps drastic so one should consider alternatives to produce the same result. Allow your brain to deal with new challenges. Focus on what else you are doing also noting how it sort of works for you. Realising you are not broken, you don’t need fixing, you may just need to look at yourself with softer eyes so your inner genius can begin to be noticed. Stop expecting a booming voice in the dark or a finger pointing the way forward. Your Unconscious Ambition normally works by subtle influence and intuitive awareness usually only observed in still moments, especially when you are in an unfamiliar environment especially one where your mind is enjoying itself with frivolous things.

The caveat of time and timing is the principle and important reason why at some stage in our lives, we all have to learn to let go of our self expectations because they are out of time – redundant. The blockage may be Unconscious Ambition indicating that it is time to move on. This is especially when looking for an elusive unknown mission and particularly when Unconscious Ambition has a far more important also maybe more enjoyable role for us to play out in life. Time and tide may wait for no man, but man may be well advised to wait on time and tide.

Therefore the benefit of accessing Unconscious Ambition is that you may work with it and save yourself a great deal of personal doubt, therefore frustration and stress. I feel that working with Unconscious Ambition rather than waiting on destiny or kismet, reading tea leaves in a cup or visiting your local tarot card reader, will build self confidence and speed of learning or understanding. Unless you are one of the go getting CEOs with their clear objectives and managed lives, timing is most likely beyond your control, thus you cannot accelerate timing easily or wisely other than respecting and following its wisdom.

Unconscious Ambition is far from linear. Undoubtedly it is an interconnected, multi-parallel process where each track needs to be in harmony with all the others. It is only the power of the unconscious mind that is capable of managing the process. The answer is simple; know what you want no matter how gigantic, and then leave the rest to the equally enormous power of your unconscious mind/brain. Yes, certainly, the key to success is in knowing how to do that, which is the whole point of this article.

Leonardo Da Vinci was a man recognised to be ahead or time. He designed the principle of a helicopter and other machines, which caused him great frustration as it took 500 years to develop the technology, metals and motive power source light and powerful enough to allow his ideas to work. Forcing time can of course cause untimed and unwanted change. His constant looming threat was that many inventions and ideas challenged the greatest authority of his day, which on occasions almost took him to the gallows or be burnt at the stake for heresy. We all know that when we apply an untimed force in one direction a counter force will be applied from another. Forcing something to appear before its evolutionary time can never be a good idea. These are the reasons why letting go when one is in a stuck state is so important and invariably allows us to see, hear, feel or taste what is already within our sphere of possibility and is really our raison d’être in waiting.

The other benefits of consciously connecting with your Unconscious Ambition are that you become aware of conscious limits, other possibilities like self image we set for ourselves. When we find our mission those invariably fade into the sunset like ghosts released from the tethers we attach to them. Even they had a purpose and now having completed their mission they also are free to be themselves. This is written from raw experience. In the beginning I built a group of companies in time and, which faded in time. I began my search for a new purpose and kept trying to recreate the past because that was what I had experience of doing with some success. Then it dawned how I needed to let go because the past was the past and it was clearly time for me to move into a different future – future. Only then I realised I had probably started my future by changing my unconscious ambition. Then all I had to do was to earn a new way, practice, perfect and let it evolve as only my Unconscious Ambition understands how to manage a new kid on the block.

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