Alex Hormozi: STOP trying to be happy.

Last updated: Jun 18, 2023

The video discusses the idea that people don't need to be happy or have a purpose/passion to achieve their goals, and that negative emotions such as pain and anger can be used as motivation to create the life they want.

This video by Alex Hormozi was published on Nov 23, 2022.
Video length: 06:24.

In this video, Alex Hormozi argues that people should stop trying to be happy and instead embrace negative emotions like pain and anger as motivation to achieve their goals.

He believes that the idea of pursuing one's passion and purpose is a lie propagated by those who have never worked in the real economy. Hormozi encourages viewers to lean into the "dark side" and use negative experiences as fuel to push through difficult tasks and achieve success. He cites examples of successful people like Steve Jobs and Kobe Bryant who used pain and suffering as motivation to create something beautiful.

Ultimately, Hormozi argues that it's not about being happy, but about having a big goal, massive fears, and impulse control to stay on track.

  • People can use negative emotions such as pain and anger as motivation to create the life they want.
  • College is all propaganda of people who are teaching who've never actually done work in a real economy ever.
  • People don't need to have a purpose or passion to achieve their goals.
  • People can use negative emotions as energy or motivation to create the life they want.
  • People can do good things with bad motivation.

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Introduction

  • People have a big vision for their life.
  • People can use negative emotions such as pain and anger as motivation to create the life they want.
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Propaganda of Purpose and Passion

  • College is all propaganda of people who are teaching who've never actually done work in a real economy ever.
  • People are told to pursue their purpose and their passion and the things that they love.
  • People don't make any progress by pursuing their purpose and passion.
  • People don't need to have a purpose or passion to achieve their goals.
  • People can embrace the fact that they are angry and use it to make the life that they want.
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Embracing Negative Emotions

  • People don't have to use lovey-dovey purpose passion to build the life they want.
  • Having a negative emotional experience is not a bad thing.
  • Half of people's lives are below average by definition.
  • People can use negative emotions as energy or motivation to create the life they want.
  • Top Olympic medalists don't actually love winning, they hate losing.
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Lean into the Dark Side

  • People can use negative experiences such as pain and anger as motivation.
  • People can do good things with bad motivation.
  • People can use negative fuel to push through things they don't want to do.
  • People can start to see a purpose or a bigger vision by doing things they don't want to do.
  • The richest people in the world have a big goal, massive fears about never being enough, and impulse control to stay on goal.
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Using Negative Emotions as Motivation

  • People can use negative emotions such as pain and anger as motivation to achieve their goals.
  • The pain of not taking action can be greater than the pain of moving forward.
  • Using negative emotions as fuel can help individuals stay on the path towards their goals for an extended period of time.
  • One should strive to do what is required, not just their best, to achieve success.
  • The outcome of one's actions is what matters, not necessarily the purpose or passion behind them.
  • Not having a clear purpose or passion does not excuse one from striving for success.

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