From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other – above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
When I was in my very early teens I looked around and noticed that there were not very many people who were truly happy with their lives. I soon realised that even people who seemingly had everything, people like Elvis Presley and more recently Robin Williams, were in fact deep down inside very unhappy .
So I started a quest. One that has lasted almost three decades.
I started a search to find out what true happiness really was.
It has taken me all over the world and I have met some amazing people and experienced some extraordinary events. Through it I have realised some amazing personal goals and learned a lot about getting the most out of life.
Along the way I also discovered that there are people around the world who had “cracked the code” within their particular discipline in life. I decided to study them and look for common denominators for success. It soon became apparent that they were all disciplined, measured their progress and wrote down their goals, plans and processes.
They were stating that achieving ones daily tasks and taking consistent steps towards a useful desired goal is important, if not critical to your happiness levels.
More recently. scientists such as Professor Martin Seligman, Professor Marshall Goldsmith, Professor Gabriele Oettingen, Dr Gail Matthews, Nobel Prize winner Piers Steele and Dr Richard Bandler have published papers confirming that we need to create habits, build motivation and be accountable to achieve lasting change and sustain happiness.
From their work I have created Intrinsic Motivation Training to help people:
- Start and maintain effective habits and processes like-
- eating healthily
- going to the gym
- Reprogram your mind to
- reduce the negative thought patterns
- introduce new empowering thought patterns
- Manage and lead your emotions by
- decreasing unwanted emotions and feelings
- heightening and strengthening good, pleasurable feelings and sensations
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That’s what motivates me, gets me up bright and early in the morning and more importantly is my Ikigai.
Some of my favourite moments-
At work in a Hospital in Beijing
Certified in NLP
Grandmaster’s dojo in Noda City