I am an undergrad planning to apply to MA-PhD cognitive neuroscience programs either this year or next. I've decided to try to approach grad school in a way that will maximize my chances of getting a post-doc position that will lead to a tenure-track position. (For example, I've heard that the prestige of a PhD program/advisor matters, so I might have to consider applying to top-10 schools; I would like to consider job availability when choosing my field of study, etc)
Getting a tenure-track position is like winning the lottery, and there are many people who are much smarter than myself but who still end up in industry. I don't want to appear deluded or grandiose, so when asked about my career plans I say, "I hope to stay in academia, but I'd also be happy in industry..."
The only people I have to ask for advice are my supervisors (PI, grad student). They have been generous with their advice so far, but it seems geared towards people who want to end up in industry/teaching/etc. I assume there is a lot more I don't know that is specific to people who would like to stay in/sacrifice for academia, and I would like to ask my supervisors for guidance. I think I would get the best-quality advice if I point-blank said: "I am actually very ambitious, what do you recommend?"
But I'm not sure how to say this without coming across as naive or deluded -- or, worse, stuck-up (which is quite possible, because the people around me are extremely generous with praise and I am extremely socially awkward). Also, note that my PI has expressed that they would like me to stay in their lab for grad school; I don't want to come across as saying, "you're not good enough for me."