Kevin Hart ON: The SECRET To Success & Happiness NOBODY TALKS ABOUT (Do This In 2023) | Jay Shetty

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Kevin Hart discussing the importance of self-awareness and identifying personal flaws in order to achieve success and happiness.

The video is an interview between Jay Shetty and Kevin Hart, where they discuss the concept of "monsters" or negative aspects of oneself that can hinder success and happiness. Hart shares his personal experiences with discovering and addressing his own monsters, and how winning and success can sometimes mask these flaws. They also touch on the importance of authenticity and transparency in achieving true happiness and fulfillment.

  • Fame can be dangerous without self-awareness.
  • Self-awareness is crucial for success and happiness.
  • Identifying personal flaws is necessary for personal growth.
  • Kevin Hart is a Hollywood box office powerhouse, entrepreneur, and author.
  • Personal flaws can be referred to as "monsters" and can grow stronger over time.
  • Childhood experiences can shape one's work ethic and perspective on growth.
  • Realizing the value of parents' advice can lead to gratitude and understanding.
  • Focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on the past can lead to reconciliation and growth.
  • Lessons from parents about not quitting and giving 100% apply to all aspects of life.

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The Importance of Self-Awareness

  • Fame can be a dangerous drug that can break a person if they are not self-aware.
  • It is important to know yourself and be okay with who you are.
  • Self-awareness is crucial for achieving success and happiness.
  • Identifying personal flaws is necessary for personal growth.
  • Personal flaws can be referred to as "monsters" but they can have good qualities as well.
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Introduction to Kevin Hart

  • Kevin Hart is a Hollywood box office powerhouse.
  • He has opened 11 films at number one and grossed over 4.23 billion dollars in global revenue.
  • He is also a successful entrepreneur and the chairman of Heartbeat, a global multimedia platform company.
  • Kevin is a New York Times best-selling author twice over.
  • His first audible original, "The Decision," was nominated for an Audi Award for best original audiobook.
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Compliments and Appreciation

  • Kevin Hart expresses his appreciation for Jay Shetty and his groundbreaking podcast.
  • Jay Shetty thanks Kevin Hart for his new audiobook, "Monsters and How to Tame Them."
  • Kevin Hart's book has made it relevant and accessible to talk about personal flaws.
  • Jay Shetty is grateful for the community that has been built around his podcast.
  • Both Kevin Hart and Jay Shetty express their excitement for the interview.
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The Journey of Self-Discovery

  • Winning and succeeding can mask personal flaws and problems.
  • Expecting perfection can lead to the discovery of personal flaws.
  • Personal flaws can be referred to as "monsters" and can grow stronger over time.
  • Identifying personal flaws is necessary for personal growth.
  • Personal flaws can be related to ego, expectations, and needs.
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The Importance of Self-Awareness

  • Feeding the monster of constantly wanting more can be dangerous.
  • It's important to take a step back and figure out the true definition of happiness for yourself.
  • Understanding your flaws and being okay with checking yourself is crucial for growth.
  • There's no consequence to always improving and growing.
  • Embrace the world of correction and understand the different levels of monsters that present themselves.
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The Catalyst for Success

  • A difficult memory from childhood for Kevin Hart was being complacent and not embracing challenges.
  • He was okay with being a subpar to low average student and not giving his all.
  • He would cheat himself over the course of years and not realize the importance of hard work.
  • It wasn't until he got a reality check that he realized he wasn't doing what he was supposed to do with his life.
  • Parents provide their children with extracurricular activities to give them a world of opportunity and teach them the importance of hard work and effort.
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The Importance of Maturity

  • As you grow older, you start to understand the level of maturity you have achieved.
  • You shape and mold yourself into a grounded individual that you're proud to look at in the mirror.
  • It's exciting to know that you've grown from so much and the world of want is significantly different than what it once was.
  • Looking in the mirror and being okay with yourself takes courage.
  • The reflection doesn't show the trophies, wins, or money, it just shows you.
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The Power of Growth

  • People almost frown upon the world of growth, but there's no consequence to always improving.
  • It's important to identify personal flaws and work on them to become a better person.
  • Kevin Hart had to get to a place where he was proud of what he was looking at in the mirror and okay with checking himself.
  • He embraced the world of correction and learned how to tame the monsters that presented themselves to him.
  • At the age of 43, he's excited to know that he's grown from so much and is a grounded individual that he's proud to look at in the mirror.
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Importance of Self-Awareness

  • Kevin Hart reflects on his past and identifies personal flaws.
  • Lessons from his mother about not quitting and giving 100% apply to his success.
  • Realizing his past mistakes and lack of effort is a positive memory for him.
  • Being aware of personal flaws is crucial for success and happiness.
  • Not being aware of personal flaws is a huge loss.
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Realizing Parents Were Right

  • Kevin Hart reflects on how he thought his parents were wrong during his teenage years.
  • As he got older, he realized the sacrifices his parents made and the importance of their advice.
  • He shares a quote about realizing parents were right when your own kids tell you that you're wrong.
  • Realizing the value of his parents' advice helps him be grateful and understand things from a different perspective.
  • He appreciates the mistakes his father made because it taught him the importance of being present for his own children.
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Reconciling with Father's Mistakes

  • Kevin Hart's father made mistakes with drugs and being in and out of jail.
  • Kevin Hart focuses on solutions rather than dwelling on the past.
  • He encourages his father to focus on what he can change and not what he can't.
  • His father made the decision to turn his life around later in life.
  • Kevin Hart doesn't hold grudges or gripes and believes it takes too much time and energy.
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Lessons for Success and Happiness

  • Self-awareness is crucial for success and happiness.
  • Lessons from parents about not quitting and giving 100% apply to all aspects of life.
  • Realizing past mistakes and lack of effort can be a positive memory and fuel for hard work.
  • Reflecting on the sacrifices and advice of parents can help one understand things from a different perspective.
  • Focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on the past can lead to reconciliation and growth.
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The Importance of Positive Actions

  • Energy things will work themselves out.
  • My dad worked it out by embracing the opportunity to be a great grandpa.
  • Actions are sometimes better than words.
  • Trying to be an unbelievable grandfather made our father-son relationship better.
  • Positive energy leads to positive rewards.
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The Recipe for Success

  • Whatever my parents did, it worked.
  • I am a good person with a good heart who treats people with respect.
  • I am not perfect, but I figure things out without creating problems.
  • Imperfections are part of life, and I learn from them.
  • Life is about figuring things out without creating problems.
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The Importance of Healing

  • Healing does not always mean fixing what is broken.
  • Seeing my dad try with his grandkids created healing in our relationship.
  • It is not about us as adults, but about making life better for the next generation.
  • It is about passing the baton correctly to create change and opportunities for the next generation.
  • Having a positive mindset and approach to life can make a difference.
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Avoiding the Grudge Monster

  • Holding onto grudges is a monster that can consume you.
  • Letting go of problems and not creating new ones is important.
  • Positive energy and actions can lead to positive rewards.
  • Life is about figuring things out without creating problems.
  • Having a positive mindset and approach to life can make a difference.
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The Importance of Letting Go

  • The thing that's holding you back is something you're holding on to.
  • Letting go of grudges, feelings, emotions, or ideas that no longer serve you requires real strength and courage.
  • Walking away from what's holding you back requires identifying what it is.
  • Being able to let go of what's holding you back is necessary for achieving success and happiness.
  • Letting go of what's holding you back requires self-awareness and personal growth.
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The Power of a Higher Purpose

  • When a relationship is just about the two people involved, they are often against each other.
  • When there's a higher purpose, commitment, or value that supersedes the relationship, the two people are looking in the same direction.
  • Having a higher purpose or commitment requires communication and great dialogue.
  • It's hard to see the good if you're only seeing the bad.
  • Comparing your life or relationship to someone else's is a recipe for failure.
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Making Choices Based on Personal Experience

  • Ultimately, you have to live your life for you and to the best of your ability.
  • Identifying things differently and making decisions based on personal experience is important.
  • Lessons can come from intentional or unintentional sources.
  • Sometimes the greatest wisdom is knowing what not to do.
  • Personal growth requires identifying personal flaws and making choices based on personal experience.
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The Importance of Personal Growth

  • Personal growth requires self-awareness and identifying personal flaws.
  • Personal growth requires making choices based on personal experience.
  • Personal growth requires letting go of what's holding you back.
  • Personal growth is necessary for achieving success and happiness.
  • Personal growth requires a commitment to communication and great dialogue.
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Shifts in Mindset

  • Realizing complacency and the need for change
  • Adopting a "why not" mentality
  • Recognizing the potential to be good at multiple things
  • Understanding the power of ideas and creativity
  • Believing in oneself and the potential for success
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Trying and Failing

  • Importance of trying new things
  • Not trying is failing
  • Justification for not doing something
  • Reasoning behind the "why" mindset
  • Building a foundation for success
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Patience and Learning

  • Being a sponge and learning from others
  • Figuring things out and not settling for incomplete understanding
  • Having a reason for not doing something
  • Justification for actions and decisions
  • Building a mindset of energy and purpose
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The Power of Ideas

  • Recognizing the impact of ideas on the world
  • Believing in the potential of one's own ideas
  • Understanding the importance of creativity and thought-provoking ideas
  • Using ideas as a reason for getting up and working towards success
  • Trying new things and pursuing ideas with patience and determination
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The Importance of Personal Growth

  • Kevin Hart emphasizes the importance of personal growth and evolving into a better person.
  • He believes that the journey of personal growth is more important than the destination.
  • He talks about the importance of surrounding oneself with the right people to achieve personal growth.
  • He believes that the pursuit of personal growth is the key to happiness and fulfillment.
  • He talks about how his background and upbringing have motivated him to strive for personal growth.
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Breaking Stereotypes

  • Kevin Hart talks about how people from his background are not typically expected to achieve success.
  • He believes that breaking stereotypes is a key part of personal growth and success.
  • He talks about how being in rooms where he is not expected to be has given him a sense of comfort and motivation.
  • He believes that achieving success despite stereotypes is a fulfilling pursuit.
  • He talks about how his success can inspire others from similar backgrounds to achieve their goals.
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The Value of Failure

  • Kevin Hart talks about how failure is a key part of personal growth and success.
  • He believes that failure is an opportunity to learn and grow.
  • He talks about how his failures have taught him valuable lessons and helped him become a better person.
  • He believes that the process of fixing, cleaning up, and making things better is an important part of personal growth.
  • He talks about how his failures have motivated him to keep striving for success.
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Looking Towards the Future

  • Kevin Hart talks about how he is constantly setting new goals and finding new things to be excited about.
  • He believes that being in the game and pursuing new goals is more important than achieving a specific end game.
  • He talks about how he hopes to create a foundation for generational wealth and opportunity for his children.
  • He believes that his success can inspire others to achieve their goals and break ground in their own lives.
  • He talks about how his success can help change the trajectory of opportunity for people from similar backgrounds.
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The Importance of Teamwork and Inclusion

  • Success is a team effort, and no level of success is reached by one person alone.
  • Those who don't embrace the world of team and the foundation that stands underneath won't last long.
  • The skill of noticing and understanding that nothing is done by one individual is the best skill Kevin has developed.
  • Kevin wants to pass on the mindset of inclusion to his kids, where there is no "I" and everything is earned.
  • Surrounding yourself with people who will support and embrace you is crucial for success.
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The Importance of Letting Others Shine

  • Kevin used to have a heavy mindset of "I need to do it" and "I'm gonna show y'all how to do it."
  • He had to learn to let other people be great and not stand in the way of their success.
  • Aligning yourself with others, embracing them, and supporting them as they grow is key to success.
  • Letting others do the thing they were brought here to do will only make the thing greater.
  • As others grow, you grow.
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The Importance of Community and Relationships

  • The level of success comes with relationships that have evolved over time.
  • Success comes with an understanding and a level of community.
  • Wanting success together and embracing the world is crucial.
  • It's not just about one person, it's about the team.
  • The mindset of being bigger than yourself is crucial for success.
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The Importance of Self-Awareness and Identifying Personal Flaws

  • Kevin didn't know he was going to be a writer, director, entrepreneur, or CEO.
  • He didn't have the education, but he had a clear mindset.
  • Identifying personal flaws and working on them is crucial for success.
  • Self-awareness is key to identifying personal flaws.
  • Kevin's biggest flaw was his heavy mindset of "I need to do it" and not letting others shine.
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The Importance of Support and Collaboration

  • Kevin Hart values his close relationships with Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.
  • There is no competition between them, as they all have different levels of success.
  • Support and love are given freely, with the understanding that they can all exist at the same time.
  • The idea that there can only be one success is a cultural construct that pits people against each other.
  • Competition is not inherently bad, but it should be approached without malicious intent.
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The Importance of Being Prepared

  • Kevin Hart used to feel frustrated about not getting his turn in the industry.
  • He realized that he needed to focus on doing the work and being prepared for when opportunities came.
  • He took acting classes and worked on his material before he even had any auditions.
  • He believes that being ready for opportunities is underrated.
  • There is nothing worse than not being ready when an opportunity comes knocking.
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The Importance of Trusting Others' Opinions

  • Kevin Hart trusts the opinions of those he respects, even if they don't share the same love for certain genres.
  • He values feedback on his projects, including whether or not the characters are easy to track and if the audience cares about them.
  • He trusts that those giving feedback will offer solutions that are within the realm of possibility.
  • He believes that feedback should be given with the best interest of the project in mind.
  • Trusting others' opinions can lead to growth and improvement.
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The Importance of Doing the Work

  • Kevin Hart emphasizes the importance of doing the work and putting in the effort to achieve success.
  • He believes that success is earned through hard work and preparation.
  • He acknowledges that frustration and uncertainty are natural, but they should not stop someone from doing the work.
  • He encourages people to focus on their own progress and not compare themselves to others.
  • Doing the work can lead to a sense of calm and confidence in one's abilities.
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The Importance of Strong Relationships in the Entertainment Industry

  • Kevin Hart discusses the importance of having strong relationships in the entertainment industry.
  • He talks about his friendship with Dave Chappelle and how they challenge each other to be better.
  • He emphasizes the importance of celebrating each other's success and creating a positive fraternity in the industry.
  • He believes that this positive environment can inspire younger generations to connect with others regardless of their profession.
  • He uses the example of the USA men's swim team to illustrate the importance of competition and friendship in achieving greatness.
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The Benefits of Competition and Motivation

  • Kevin Hart believes that competition is not a bad thing and can be used as motivation to be better.
  • He talks about how the USA men's swim team used competition to push each other to be great.
  • He emphasizes the importance of using the success of others as fuel to motivate oneself.
  • He believes that having a positive attitude towards competition can lead to personal growth and success.
  • He uses the example of Michael Phelps and his team to illustrate how competition and motivation can lead to happiness and success.
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