Razzetti: Success at any cost will make you unhappy

Gustavo Razzetti From Liberationist: Your life must have a purpose beyond accumulating achievements

12 de mayo de 2017

 Gustavo Razzetti, Founder of the change leadership school Liberationist, wrote a new reflection on his blog about gurus and professional leadership coaches since in his school they offer leadership tools.  

“Coaching is the second-fastest growing profession in the world, rivaled only by information technology. Over one-third of U.S. adults have purchased a self-improvement book at least once, according to Psychology Today. Life coaching is an industry that is growing at an 18% annual rate in the U.S.” he points out.

According to Razzetti, the problem is seeing coaches as saviors who have the same solution for everyone and make you feel bad about your current state or being average, it is a trap because it forces you to compare yourself to others. "What's wrong with being average? Comparisons only cause disappointment or push you deeper into the comfort zone. Be your own benchmark. Aspire to be the best version of yourself. Regardless of where you rank compared to others."

His advice is to "determine what is preventing you from being the best version of yourself and to challenge your guru of choice. Success at any cost will only make you unhappy. Your life should have a bigger purpose than just accumulating achievements. Success is about saying yes to more. Happiness is about saying “no” it is about how we feel about what we do" he ended.