“Not everything that counts can be counted. Not everything that’s counted truly counts.” ~Albert Einstein
In this powerful video, Jay Shetty shares what he believes true success is but also what you need to know about achieving it.
An important point is that there is no “right” schedule to live your life by.
A few great talking points Shetty uses to demonstrate this include:
“Some people graduate at 21 and get a job at 27”
“Some people graduate at 27 and get a job right away.”
“I know people who took gap years and found their purpose.”
“I know people who were so sure about what they were going to do at 16, they changed their mind at 26.”
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We all seem to be in a race in life and put a ton of pressure on ourselves. But there is no race. There is no right or wrong. Everyone has their own clock which plays out just the way it supposed to. Don’t judge your life based on others.
As Shetty mentioned, Jk Rowling, who wrote Harry Potter, was rejected by publishers until age 32! Jack Ma didn’t even start Ali Baba until he was 35. Morgan Freeman didn’t get his big break until he was 52 years old.
One of the most important lessons is to be patient and do what you love.
If you want to create a meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling life, you should work on using your passion to make a difference in the lives of others.
This is sound advice not only from Shetty, but also from people such as Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, the Dali Lama and so many more great thinkers. It’s up to each of us individually to listen and act on their wisdom.
One of my favorite books that I found really inspiring was called Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
If you’re interested, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s a must for anyone!