Episode 16: Don’t aim at success
In this episode, we discuss a section from a book that Jason is reading. It’s from “Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Viktor Frankl. In this part of his book, Frankl writes:
“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.”
It’s a lot to unpack, but Jason & Zack discuss the pitfalls of targeting only success and the paradox of happiness. The guys also discuss the importance of relational wealth and the need for the trials that happen along the road to success.
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