11 Worldviews of Vishen Lakhiani

How the Founder of Mindvalley Envision His Life

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earlier this year, Vishen published his second bestseller “The Buddha and the Badass.” I was very excited to read the book over a weekend, and it easily exceeds my expectation.

If you are interested in upgrading your beliefs, come prepared to read it with an open mind. To give you a taste of Vishen’s worldviews, I’ve highlighted Vishen’s 11 worldviews directly form the book:

  1. Work: When work becomes what you are passionate about, it is no longer work. Our role in life is not about hard work or achievement. It is ultimately about freedom, growth, and expansion.
  2. Belief: What you believe determines your perceived reality. The world will reflect your identity — what you deeply believe you are.
  3. Innovation: You won’t change things by fighting reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
  4. Growth: Success and failure are illusions. Real success is simply how fast you are growing. As long as you are growing, you’ll be fulfilled.
  5. Money: Abundance comes from a simple belief that the right amount of money you need in your life would come as and when needed.
  6. Wisdom: Apprentice with a master, read biographies of legendary people, and slowly come to understand some of their unique worldviews.
  7. Leadership: Recognize that every person you lead is as brilliant, talented, and have the same capacity for growth as you. Articulate your vision so that you can attract the best people to join your team.
  8. Relationships: The best relationships are most often between two people who are committed to their own self-evolution.
  9. Goals: Are your goals worthy enough of you? Speak of your project ten years ahead. End goals are the experiences that create the best memories in our lives.
  10. Life: The whole point of being a human is to create experiences. As the great playwright George Bernard Shaw said, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
  11. Self-actualization: Embrace self-actualization as a way of life. Your life’s work is about removing all the barriers that hold you back from being who you truly want to be.

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