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Why You Should Set Your Goals – And Then Forget About Them

If you want to achieve something, you have to set goals. At least, that’s what most of us believe. But – says Srikumar Rao, teacher of the Quest for Personal Mastery and the man Vishen Lakhiani refers to as his “Yoda”, we’re doing it the wrong way.

Watch the video above to discover the 2 minute idea that might change how you set goals and go through life entirely.

About The Video


Us humans we are goal oriented creatures. And there is nothing wrong with that, says Srikumar Rao, but most of us are approaching it in a way that does not lead to the feelings of success and fulfilment that we’re after.

Srikumar Rao is the teacher who took the wisdom of Eastern philosophy and spirituality and plugged it into a massively oversubscribed MBA program, which spread through many of America’s business schools over the years.

Watch the video to learn the alternative way to set goals, so that you will do the best you can, while truly enjoying your life at the same time.

Invest in the process, not the outcome.

– Srikumar Rao


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Srikumar Rao

Srikumar Rao

Dr. Srikumar Rao is the founder of the revolutionary Creativity and Personal Mastery course, which he used to teach at some of the best business schools in the world including Columbia, Haas, Kellogg, University of California at Berkeley and London Business School. The course covered his pioneering work in discovering the connection between self-awareness and happiness, as well as work life success. This course has been extensively covered in the media including the New York Times,the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, the Independent, Time, the Financial Times, Fortune, Forbes, The Guardian, Business Week and dozens of other publications. He’s conducted workshops for executives of Microsoft, Google, Morgan Stanley, American Express, IBM, Goldman Sachs and dozens of others. And he continues to teach thousands of people how to live happy and fulfilling lives.

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