Your mindset plays a key role in maximizing your personal growth. Why is that the case? Because your mindset determines your actions. The right mindset will lead you to the right actions. The wrong mindset, on the other hand, will lead you to the wrong actions. The question is: what is the right mindset to adopt to maximize your personal growth?
Happiness is something that everyone wants. Different people might use different words for it, but everyone wants to live a happy life. But what is happiness? How would you define it? This is an important question because your definition of happiness will influence your decisions and actions.
In my previous post, I wrote about living an adventurous life. There I wrote that a good life is a life of adventure. I also wrote that living an adventurous life requires you to take risks. Here I’d like to share with you another side of it: living an adventurous life may require you to reimagine your life. Why is that the case?
I read an article a while back about what makes a good life. It says that an important element of a good life is something called “psychological richness.” Here is an excerpt: According to this view, a good life is one that is interesting, varied and surprising—even if some of those surprises aren’t necessarily pleasant ones. In fact, the things that make a life psychologically rich may actually make it less happy in the ordinary sense. After all, to put it bluntly, a happy life can also be boring. Adventures, explorations and crises may be painful, but at least they’re interesting.
Warren Buffett, the famed investor, turned 90 last Sunday. At that age, he still hasn’t retired. He is still the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Not only does he live long, but also he stays sharp mentally. In fact, one thing he did on his 90th birthday is announcing a new deal that Berkshire just made. Bill Gates mentioned that he has the mental sharpness of a 30-year-old.