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Why We Need To Rewrite The Rules Of Success

by Vishen Lakhiani June 17, 2018

In this A-Fest Talk, Mindvalley founder and New York Times bestselling author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, Vishen Lakhiani explores what creates an extraordinary life.

He shares studies, anecdotes, and models that can empower you to rewrite the rules of success based on your values.

What Does Success Mean To You?


We so often strive for an unrealistic, cookie-cutter definition of success: a big house, nice car, family, and status symbols that differentiate us from the Joneses.

But where are we getting these ideas of “success” from? And how have they become so far removed from what truly matters to us?

In this talk filmed at A-Fest, Mindvalley founder, Vishen Lakhiani, explains his alternative model of success: a life based on mission, meaning, and discovering your true calling… instead of blindly following the will of society or even our parents.

Here, he shares 5 fundamental ideas for finding your purpose. He also shares how to dream big and learn from the number one mistake we all make.

The video highlights

Check out the video above to discover Vishen’s alternative model of success, and see if this new way of thinking resonates with you.

Vishen shares:

  • (2:00) — The mistakes he made in his pursuit of achieving “success” in the eyes of society, and how he managed to rewrite the rules of success for himself;
  • (5:54) — Why the majority of people spend most of their waking hours on goals that give us no meaning, and how we can find the courage to walk away from this.
  • (11:00) — What extraordinary people like Elon Musk focus on their mission instead of focusing on a career, and how this leaves us feeling more fulfilled and the world a better place;
  • (20:00) — Why you shouldn’t ask yourself or your kids what do you want to be, and the one question you should ask instead;
  • (22:35) — Why we need to stop distinguishing between entrepreneurs and employees, and the difference between humanity minus and humanity plus companies;
  • (29:00) — And why it’s okay to jump between jobs and take time to experiment to find out what matters to you, and a model that can help you find meaningful work that you enjoy.

How to transform the culturescape

We’ve inherited many of the ideas we have about careers and time from previous generations. They come from a culturescape that tries to condition us abiding limiting rules. Their approaches are out of date.

But they don’t have to be…

Vishen Lakhiani shares how the most successful people in the world manage to break free from their limiting beliefs. And in this talk, he shares some of the advice he’s gathered from the world’s greatest minds, including CEOs like Elon Musk and new entrepreneurs.

These strategies will empower you to rewrite your own rules of success.

You’ll discover how to permanently fix any problems in your life, and seemingly “bend” reality to your will and desires.

What is your definition of “success?” How did Vishen’s talk affect you? 


Join Vishen Lakhiani's Free Masterclass and discover how your level of consciousness could be silently holding you back – And get the right tools to instantly amplify your performance, impact & self mastery

In this Masterclass, you will learn:

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,

A simple daily practice that will allow you to notice more positive opportunities throughout your day. This will allow you to see just how malleable reality is, and how you can bend it in your favor.

The Four Key Stages of Human Consciousness, and how to identify where you are today, so you can accelerate your personal evolution. Understanding which stage of consciousness you’re at will tell you how best to maximize your growth so you can accelerate your transformation!

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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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