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The Lie Behind Working Hard For Success

by Vishen Lakhiani September 21, 2018

Do you believe that you need to work hard to be successful?

If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. In fact, most of the industrial world was brought up to believe this.

And in general, it seems to be a good principle, doesn’t it?

As long as you put in a good effort and work hard, you’ll be rewarded with success. It’s straightforward, easy to remember, and seems like a honest approach.

But what if there was another route to success? An easier route. A route in which we’re able to attain the things we want without losing ourselves to the grind.

I’m going to reveal the ultimate myth of success that’s been keeping you from getting where you want to go.

The Myth Of Success – The Lie We’re Told By Society


In a recent interview, Elon Musk explained that he believes hard work is the absolute key to success:

Work like hell. I mean, you just have to put in 80 to 100 hours weeks every week. This improves the odds of success.

But — does it?

This is the myth of success: the idea that we need to kill ourselves over our jobs or careers in order to succeed.

And we are, literally, killing ourselves.

We romanticize the idea of the grind as if it’s something to be proud of. The more hours we put in, the more legitimate we are.

When we work in excess of 50 hours a week, we can no longer invest in self-care, proper sleep, or connections with our friends and family.

And it’s seriously detrimental to our health.

The answer to the myth of success

In the video above, I share why I believe the myth of success is actually setting us back. And the answer to this myth is really at the other end of the spectrum — going within.

All the motivational videos online will tell you how you need to work harder to be more successful.

I used to believe that too, but it ended up slowing me down and stressing me out.

And stress is a serious issue for much of our society today.

So if hard work is not the answer, then what is? 

Should we really work less to be more successful? It sounds counter-intuitive, but it isn’t.

Because it’s not about working harder, it’s about working smarter.

I suggest there are actually four different levels of consciousness. And it’s understanding this system that will ultimately teach you how to become more successful by working less.

At the first level of consciousness, you still need to put in your hard work.

But after you surpass this level, you begin gathering tools and strategies for how to keep the flow of abundance and success coming in.

In this video, I explain how I busted the myth of success and show you the framework I applied in my life to shift things around.

Are you ready to leave the 50+ hour work weeks behind? There is a better way.

What has been the most effective tool for you to accelerate your success?


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The Myth of success, where Vishen reveals the ultimate myth of success that keeps us locked in mediocrity and prevents us from achieving our goals,

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by Vishen Lakhiani
Vishen Lakhiani is the Founder and CEO of Mindvalley; the transformational education company which brings the world's best teachers and authors together to revolutionize education worldwide. He leads a team of 250 people from 49 countries building personal growth programs with cutting-edge learning technology and real-world events across the globe. Vishen is an entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist, and a former board member of the XPrize Foundation. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller and #1 book on Amazon, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind.

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