Alex Hormozi: If you think like this, you will stay poor and unhappy...

Last updated: Jun 16, 2023

The video discusses how thinking in terms of desires and expectations can create a deficit between one's current reality and happiness, and how accepting life as it is without judgment or expectations can lead to true happiness.

This video by Alex Hormozi was published on Mar 2, 2022.
Video length: 10:14.

In this video, Alex Hormozi discusses how certain beliefs and statements can keep people poor and unhappy.

He talks about the importance of not limiting oneself with negative beliefs and desires, and instead accepting things as they are without judgment.

He also emphasizes that everyone's beliefs and perspectives on money and happiness are different, and there is no one rule that fits all.

  • Alex Hormozi is an entrepreneur, investor, and CEO of Acquisition.com.
  • Thinking in terms of desires creates a deficit between one's current reality and happiness.
  • Accepting life as it is without judgment or expectations leads to true happiness.
  • The language we use matters a lot because how we say things is how we think things.
  • Positive affirmations are better than zero, but it's better to exit the equation altogether.
  • Exiting the equation of labeling yourself can create levels of freedom that allow for clarity of thought and the ability to take risks that most people can't take.
  • No one deserves anything, but you can do the things that get success independent of your deservingness.

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Introduction

  • Alex Hormozi is an entrepreneur, investor, and CEO of Acquisition.com.
  • He and his wife acquired a net worth of 100 million by the age of 32.
  • He discusses how their different views and perspectives on money and happiness led to an interview with Graeme Steffen.
  • He shares a section of the interview where he talks about how thinking in terms of desires and expectations can create a deficit between one's current reality and happiness.
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Deficits and Desires

  • Thinking in terms of desires creates a deficit between one's current reality and happiness.
  • Desires are contracts we make with ourselves to be unhappy until we get what we want.
  • Statements of belief, such as "life should be meaningful," create expectations that are bound to be untrue and create dissonance.
  • Accepting life as it is without judgment or expectations leads to true happiness.
  • There are no rules, and everyone's beliefs are different.
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Acceptance and Happiness

  • Admitting that you just want to be happy creates a deficit between your current reality and happiness.
  • Accepting happiness as something that just is, rather than something outside of yourself, leads to true happiness.
  • There is no judgment on how you live your life, and everyone's beliefs are different.
  • Working towards happiness is fine, but it doesn't have to generate happiness.
  • Transitioning from a process-driven life to one where you do things just because you do them leads to true happiness.
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Conclusion

  • Thinking in terms of desires and expectations creates a deficit between one's current reality and happiness.
  • Accepting life as it is without judgment or expectations leads to true happiness.
  • There are no rules, and everyone's beliefs are different.
  • Working towards happiness is fine, but it doesn't have to generate happiness.
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Importance of Language

  • The language we use matters a lot because how we say things is how we think things.
  • People talk so many things over themselves and they're like, "I don't know why I'm not successful."
  • Defining success and why you are not successful is important.
  • Living a meaningful life is not saying, "I'm living a meaningful life," you just are.
  • Living without judgment and expectations can lead to true happiness.
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Positive Affirmations vs. Accepting Life as It Is

  • Positive affirmations are better than zero, but it's better to exit the equation altogether.
  • Saying "I am worthless" instead of saying "I want to be worthy" or "I am worthy" doesn't matter.
  • Believing that nothing happens and accepting life as it is can lead to freedom and clarity of thought.
  • Most people who are unhappy are weighted down by the chains of their parents, friends, siblings, and the expectations of others.
  • It's easier to get someone to realize that none of it matters and then build from there than to try and flip the negatives.
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Labeling Yourself

  • The Alcoholics Anonymous concept of every morning waking up and saying "I am an alcoholic" puts it at the forefront of their mind and they literally label themselves every morning as having this problem.
  • Labeling yourself every morning is not helpful.
  • Exiting the equation of labeling yourself can create levels of freedom that allow for clarity of thought and the ability to take risks that most people can't take.
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Deserving Success

  • No one deserves anything, but you can do the things that get success independent of your deservingness.
  • Success can be defined as some material thing, but it's not about being worth it.
  • Terrible people can become successful by doing the things that create success.
  • Exiting the equation of labeling yourself and just doing because what else will you do while you are alive can create some levels of freedom that allow for clarity of thought and the ability to take risks that most people can't take.
  • Living without judgment and expectations can lead to true happiness.

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