For the past few months I have been researching to understand how one can be content NOW and still work to achieve greatness. Both these ideas, I felt, were somehow at loggerheads with one another. In my research I came across many who had a lot to teach me. Strangely enough, these people, who we call successful, had achieved their so-called ‘success’ mainly by paradigm shifts, by looking at things differently.
Two of them Vishen Lakhiani, founder, MindValley and Shawn Achor, positive psychologist had some definite answers to the questions I was asking. Shawn in his TED talk talked about happiness first and the effect it has on productivity which transforms into success. The video definitely enlightened some part of me which already knew that gratitude and feeling good is THE most important thing in life. Moreover It is the fastest way to achieve whatever it is that one wants.
In order to finally put this understanding into action I have decided to start writing about the things I am grateful for and the moments and instances which make my day beautiful.
So enjoy reading or better start being grateful yourself. Watch the TED talk here for inspiration. But remember ‘Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” ~Edison