Independently of your success in life, if you aren’t present, mindful and self-aware as an entrepreneur, you can’t be at peace and be fulfilled. You can’t be truly happy because you tend to chase the next thing. And the next thing.
By doing so, you lose touch with the present moment. It’s called “the entrepreneurial gap” — the gap between now and future success.
While it’s great to be ambitious and bold, it’s also dysfunctional to postpone your happiness. — Dan Sullivan via MindValley
Vishen Lakhiani, the founder and CEO of Mindvalley — a company comprised of innovators, artists, technologist and dreamers from over 30 countries around the world, shares in a 4-minute video what he learned from Dan Sullivan. Dan trained him how to bridge the gap between your success and happiness now and the future.
Use the ‘reverse gap’
Ask yourself: “Where were you two years ago?”
Rather than being future goal-orientated, remember who you were two years ago. Celebrate how much you come over the last two years.
Scientists were able to proof that practicing gratitude makes us happier and more fulfilled. As an entrepreneur, it’s important to acknowledge the entrepreneurial gap and practice the reverse gap.
Train yourself not only to think about the future, but also celebrate where you came from. Realize the gap between where you are today and where you came from, you’ll will be happier and more grateful.