Success without a life of significance is a waste, and if you are not happy, then success becomes meaningless. To have a life of significance, focus on the following dimensions:
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Life is a tragic thing to waste, and if you are not living your own set of values, you need to assess if:
It is a story about materialistic success transforming into true prosperity. The personality development journey of both characters from the book is a guidebook to life.
The Protagonist, a seven-figure-making lawyer had everything, in search of wisdom and happiness, sold his belongings and headed to the Himalayan mountains where he studied the wisdom of the Sages.
Personal values are the things that are important to us, the characteristics and behaviours that motivate us and guide our decisions. For example honesty or kindness.
Values matter because you’re likely to feel better if you’re living according to your values and to feel worse if you don’t. This applies both to day-to-day decisions and to larger life choices.
“Busy-ness” is glorified in our society. We wear our stress like a badge of honor, as if the busier we are, the more impressive we must be, and the more accomplished we must seem.
When we glorify stress and being busy, we normalize a culture where running ourselves ragged is not just celebrated but the norm. To not be busy makes you an outlier — someone that is not measuring up to the "standards.”