10 Start-Ups to Invest In

by  Darpan Sachdeva

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Startups are the call of  the day .We need more and more fresh and enthusiastic minds to initiate with these startups.The minds that are today’s online and offline entrepreneurs who have the courage,vision and ambitions to bring the best of the technology on to the table to serve mankind. They are people who can make the life richer,easier,enlightened and being able to solve daily needs at all levels of the society with these new startups as evergrowing they are

Down below are 10 startups which are prospective from the investor’s angle and as predicted by investopedia.com



 

1. Slack

Slack is an internal communication platform that is used by over 30,000 companies. Founded by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield in 2013, the company has quickly reached a valuation of over $1 billion. Slack allows company employees to communicate in one place no matter if they are working from their office computers or tablets while on the road.

2. DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a cloud-based hosting company that was founded in 2011 by Ben and Moisey Uretsky. DigitalOcean has undergone an incredible amount of growth over the past four years, and in 2013, it was named the world’s fastest-growing cloud hosting service. To date, it has over 400,000 customers and has raised $90.2 million in funding.

3. Mixpanel

Mixpanel helps companies understand how their customers behave while on their website or mobile app by providing A/B testing tools. The startup wants to give companies the ability to look deeper than just page views and, instead, see the entire path of the customer. It was founded in 2009 and has raised over $77 million in funding.

4. Acorns

Acorns is hoping to make saving and investing as simple as possible. After connecting their debit and credit cards, the app gives users the ability round up all purchases to the nearest dollar. The extra amount is then added to a diversified investment portfolio. The company was founded in 2012 and has raised $9 million in funding.

 

5. Shyp

Shyp, which was founded in 2013 by Jack Smith, Joshua Scott, and Kevin Gibbon, is attempting to take all the stress out of shipping packages. The company will pick up your items wherever you want, pack them for you, and then ship them for the cheapest price possible. Shyp is currently operational in New York, San Francisco, and Miami and will soon be launching in Los Angeles. To date, it has raised $12.1 million during two rounds of funding.

 

6. ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a communication platform that helps connect teachers, students, and parents. This platform allows teachers to encourage students while engaging with the parents about their children’s progress in the classroom. ClassDojo is currently being used by over 35 million students, teachers, and parents worldwide. Founded in 2011 by Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary, ClassDojo has raised $10.1 million in private equity.

7. Blue Apron

Founded in 2012 by Matt Salzberg, Blue Apron is trying to make cooking at home a little bit easier for busy families. Each month the company ships recipes and pre-portioned ingredients to their customers. This helps to not only save time, but also reduce food waste. Blue Apron currently delivers over one million meals each month. Since its launch, it has raised $58 million in funding.



8. Instacart

Instacart, founded in 2012, gives customers the ability to order groceries either online or from their smartphones and then have them delivered within an hour. In December 2014, the company raised $220 million in funding and has now raised $274.8 million since its launch.

9. Jet

Jet was founded in 2014 by Marc Lore, who also founded Quidsi.com, the parent company of Diapers.com. Some have touted this e-commerce company as being an Amazon killer even though it will not officially launch until spring 2015. The companies had a $140 million Series B round of funding that closed in February 2015, raising their total equity to $220 million.

10. Uber

A list of the the best startup companies to watch in 2015 wouldn’t be complete without including Uber. The ridesharing startup has revolutionized the transportation industry. The company has reportedly been testing out additional functions, such as convenience store delivery and courier services. It just closed a new $1 billion round of funding, bringing its total to $5.9 billion since the its 2009 launch.

 

The Bottom Line

Not all startups are going to become successful. The companies that have been listed here all have a great idea, experienced leadership, and have received significant investments for their futures, giving them a leg up on the competition.



Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.  

Technology serving humans-(A new “drinkable book” has pages that turn raw sewage into drinking water)

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Technology has once again helped us towards the right path in solving our human worldly problems what we face on daily basis.It does provide us with the fact that there are abundant opportunities for us human species to exploit the technological growth for the betterment of us humans in every way we can.Please read below for the amazing milestone:

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As many as 358 million people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have reliable access to drinking water. Now, researchers have come up with a book on water safety whose pages can be used to filter water.

Trials done in 25 contaminated water sites in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Haiti, and Bangladesh showed the book, which contains tiny particles of copper and silver, could eliminate over 99% of bacteria, according to results of the project unveiled at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting that began yesterday (Aug. 16th).



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Teri Dankovich, from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, who has been leading the research on what she calls “the drinkable book” said in one trial, they tested a ditch contaminated with sewage that contained millions of bacteria. “Even with highly contaminated water sources like that one, we can achieve 99.9% purity with our silver-and copper-nanoparticle paper, bringing bacteria levels comparable to those of US drinking water,” she said.

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Each page is embedded with silver and copper nano-particles. The pages contain instructions in English and the local language; water is poured and filtered through the pages themselves. One page can purify up to 100 liters (about 26 gallons) of water and one book can supply one person’s drinking water needs for about four years, the researchers said.

The researchers currently make the books by hand themselves—but are now looking to ramp up production and send the books to local communities.



Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.  

(Motivational Video) Be Remembered – Greg Plitt’s Vision on life

by Darpan Sachdeva

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Greg flitt ,led an amazaing motivated life of a legend.Down below in the video by Mateus M, he shares his advice for those who are struggling in life through hard times

 

                             Greg Plitt vision on life –  Every word said is a jewel !!!

I think if one can go through life with no regrets, then they have lived a good life. Easy to say, harder to live, but once lived, even for a moment, it rewards you with a tremendous amount of fulfillment. Everyone comes to the crossroads in their lives and the decision that one makes to chose one path over the other is the decision that will ultimately haunt them or reward them. The reason for a past decision revealing itself in the future to haunt you is because of the criteria used to determine the decision. When the criteria used to make a decision at the crossroads is weighted by expressions like: “what is the safe choice,” “what makes me comfortable,” or “what if I fail;” you can bet a percentage of your potential will forever be lost and unexplored as it is left back at that crossroad in life. Many will choose to ignore and forget the moment and continue on with life. The problem is that shortly afterwards they will cash out on their childhood dreams of becoming that someone as they settle with what is left and available in life.

When coming to the crossroads to life, the last thing you want to do is look at is the first hundred yards to either path. The first hundred yards will show a beaten path on one side and a path less traveled on the other. This knowledge will cause your decision to be prejudged into which path is easier, not which path is best for you. It is better to look into the horizon and see if your goal is out there waiting for someone to capture it. Someone has to get it, why not you. Not always, but you will find your goal is along the path less traveled. The hardest step is the first one, after that first step you never look back physically, and as for mentally, you will never look back with regret or ever wonder “what if” for you choose a path based on the end state and not the temporary conditions at hand.


Along the path, you will find the width narrows and the walls get closer and closer as you feel the pressure of life on your shoulders. You will notice that the only one along with you on this path ultimately is your shadow. As the pressure builds you rely on your confidence and ability to push through, once through the first pressure plate of life, you find you have some newly developed confidence to who you are. This confidence is a perishable characteristic, but one that will be shortly called upon because the path only gets thinner and thinner as the incline gets steeper and steeper. As this path ends and you reach your goal, you realize that the journey was more rewarding then the goal itself as your confidence is so high you feel you can overcome anything. Granted, as you began the journey, you were scared and nervous, you didn’t know if you had what it took to make it, but you didn’t let that be the deciding point of whether or not to pursue your goal. At the top now looking back on the journey, you know more about who you are inside than ever before. Along the journey you remember hitting a few walls you could not negotiate on your first try. A small set back, but due to your character you don’t look at it as failure, you look at it as a representation of where you currently are and what is needed for you to improve yourself in order to overcome the immediate wall in your life.

Far too many people look at failure in a negative way. Sure, it has all the negative connotations to it, but what is also has is a report card on where you came up short. That is the beauty of failure. What you do with it will determine how successful you are in your life. You will never know where your ability lacks and falls short unless you challenge yourself and push yourself past your current comfort zone. You wouldn’t get into the car and start driving without knowing where you were going would you? How then does one expect to improve themselves in whatever endeavor they are embarking upon without knowing what areas are needed to be improved upon? Be careful on settling into a comfort zone for too long or too early in life. A comfort zone will numb your senses and desire to succeed, cause you to settle out in your mind of what could have been. So, in that sense, they are danger zones, but if you are content with yourself and who you are, then accept them for what they are and enjoy your retirement. As for failure, it sucks when you give it your all and still come up short, but get over it. At least you are one of the very few that actually tried, and even though you didn’t succeed on the first try, you now know where you need to improve so the next time you do succeed.

There will always be critics in your life. The bigger you become, the larger the population will grow with them. They will beat you down at the first sign of any shortcoming on your part. If there isn’t any shortcomings then they will make them up or do anything to bring you down. Laugh at these people and feel sorry for them, for they are the ones who never tried, the ones who chose the path that was easiest to them, ones that lived in a comfort zone and are now trying to justify their life by turning your courage into stupidity to help bring peace to the haunting memories of when they had a chance to be something and passed on

 



Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.  

Top 10-Ways to be happy

by  Darpan Sachdeva

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Happiness is largely a matter of choice. And it is probably the smartest life choice you can make.Recent studies show that happy people are 35% less likely to die early than unhappy ones!

Below we will look at 10 ways we can rewire our thoughts and minds into allowing ourselves to feel the happiness that we deserve, freeing us to live, love and be happy.The more happier are we ,more we are surrounded by happiness.Its a proven law of attraction by the universe.



1.Stop Complaining:

Throughout the day we find countless things to complain about, the weather, the traffic, the service we got at a restaurant .All this does not make things for us any better than they are.Its just a put a downer on our mood and make us feel unhappy, low and depressed. Our mood is in our hands, we can choose to react to any situation however we want, we can allow ourselves to sucked into a negative state of mind or we can rise above that and be happy despite all that we do not like.Refrain from criticising anything and everything that you don’t understand.Allow people and things to be different, don’t see difference as an excuse to criticise. We all want to be happy, let’s allow ourselves to be happy and lets allow others to be happy.

2.Stop proving yourself to be always right:

Many of us struggle with the even the thought of being wrong and will go as far as falling out with dear friends or loved ones solely for the sake of being right. Letting go of this habit will lead to better relationships for all.Letting the moments and events pass by without proving any thing to your loved ones is the best way to lead a happy and content As wrote  the famous Wayne Dyer  “Would I rather be right or would I rather be kind?” Think about that next time you find yourself struggling.

3.Stop Negativity

Most of the hurdles we face in life are actually ones that we have manifested up in our minds, they are imaginary, unreal and they are what prevent us from moving forward, not our actual circumstances. Being judgmental, jealous, or angry will at some point turn against you. A bad thought can trigger bad speech, just as bad words provoke bad actions.These imaginary hurdles warp our ideas about what we can and cannot do, what is and what is not possible.

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you – Goi Nasu

 

4.Stop blaming .

“Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.” – Unknown

Be responsible for your actions and their outcomes. Taking responsibility gives you a sense of power over your life; blaming your life on circumstances can make you feel powerless.

 

5. Stop dwelling on the past:
“Learn to appreciate what you have before time makes you appreciate what you had.” – Unknown

Your past is just a story. Everyone has a past – often full of pain, disappointment, missed opportunities, and unfulfilled expectations. No matter what your past looks like, it’s just a story – so don’t let it influence you. Make the present meaningful.

 

6. Stop resistance to change

 Change is always for good.Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Every life process entails change. As human beings we often enjoy familiarity and once we become comfortable we become resistant to change.Follow your bliss,  –  embrace it.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” Joseph Campbell

7.Stop living your life to other people’s expectations

We spend lot of our time in our life  living as per the expectations of  people around us, trying to fit into social archetypes. How much happier would we be if instead we followed our hearts and did things the way we wanted to do them.We are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that  lose control over our  lives. We  forget across the road what makes us happy, what we want, what we  need….and eventually we forget about ourselves.We have  one life – this one right now – we must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract us from our path.We are all talented individuals, we all have something to offer, something unique. Each one of us is gifted. We need to nurture our talents and gifts and contribute through doing what we do best, doing what we love, rather than doing what we think is expected of us.

8.Stop Attachment:

Attachments create an atmosphere of fear. You are not reliant on things and allowing yourself to think you are will prevent you from being happy.Its difficult  to implement this in real life but love is what we all need that brings us happiness and not attachments  which come to us from  fear of loss..True love doesn’t lose value over time; it multiplies and comes back to you the more you give it away. Love everyone who you think deserves and needs your love. Love the Earth and the people who have helped you become who you are. Love your own life.Care about those who are happy to see you succeed in life and support you in difficult times. Avoid harsh critiques and make sure these people know how glad you are that they’re a part of your life.

“Love as much as you can from wherever you are.” – Thaddeus Golas

 

9.Stop excuses:

Sometimes we get into the habit of making excuses for the sake of making excuses. We have all the time, resources and energy that we will ever have. We need to take advantage of our youth, good health, wealth, free time and most of all, our lives while we have them!Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses -excuses what are not real world.

 

10. Stop on your fears:

Our fears are unfortunately hindrances that we create for ourselves. Imagine all those hindrances had vanished, how would you feel? Close your eyes and imagine that for just a moment. Feel good? Now try living that way.



 

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. 

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Top 10 -Motivational Movie Speeches

by  Darpan Sachdeva

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The following movie clips would  always keep you  ticking in all times ,good or bad.There is some thing to learn from each one of them and can apply to our daily lives.They are such a big motivation boosters and ever time green to watch every morning for 10 minutes or more  so to keep yourself in motion and on the road towards success.

“If you’re not ready to take on the world, you will be after seeing these movie speeches.”

 



Any Given Sunday – In 4 Minutes Al Pacino will make you want to conquer the world, that’s the kind of impact he has. He is the master of sounding loud without screaming.

He delivers here so much in the small speech that  is and would be  a source of inspiration for years ahead.

The Great Dictator – Probably the greatest speech ever made, by one of the most iconic actors of the 20th century. We the people have the power to craft our destiny .Lets unite and remove hatred.This is the huge message what   Charlie Chaplin delivers in this  magnificent performance here.The speech is  timeless, brilliant and heartrending final speech (70 years ago!).

 

 

Network –  “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

Howard Beale’s words are still as prevalent today as they were back in 1976. Sometimes when you strongly believe in your idea ,you indeed have to get mad over it  to transmit.   

 

Hoosiers – Based on a true story, Hoosiers is one of the ultimate underdog stories. Coach Norman Dale(Gene Hackman): Pre-Game Motivational Speech at Indiana Regional Finals Game where he introduces 1952 Hickory High School Huskers Basketball team

 

Coach carter – If you want to teach kids how to win in sports, first you have to turn them into winners in life. You have to change their mentality, and that’s what Coach Carter manages to do, and the speech he receives from one of his students is nothing less than perfect.

Sandlot – “Remember kid, there are heroes and there are legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die. Just follow your heart and you can never go wrong” – 

 

Friday Night Lights – This is one of the best movies capturing the spirit and rite of passage of young men, who’s lives are forever changed. Coach Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) redefines perfection; he urges his team to “put each other in your hearts” before they take the field.

Remember the titans – I can’t find the words to describe that scenes. Denzel Washington (Coach Boone) tries to teach respect and harmony as a team.
The speech is so marvellous!!!

 

Rocky Balboa –  An interesting fact is that there is nothing more motivating in the world than Sylvester Stallone, it’s been proven by science.  His own life story is as motivating as Rocky’s, from overcoming homelessness to selling his dog to becoming one of the most recognized Hollywood stars in the world. When Rocky tells you to do it, you will do it, regardless of whether you think you can.

My favourite in the video is : But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!

 

 

The Pursuit of Happiness – Don’t let others tell you what you can and what you can’t do.  Will Smith gives an inspirational speech to his son is one of my favorite movie scenes ever. You want some thing in life,just go ahead and get it,strive and hustle for it.



 

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

Internet is our next saviour

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Internet today has changed the whole new prospect of life we see from.I could write day and night on this topic putting up Pros and Cons of internet as a whole but for now i shall limit myself  by saying that we as a mankind are heading for the golden age which perhaps has never been experienced earlier.

Today we have the tools and technology which is ever growing that would help  us resolve many of our daily basis worldly issues.

As NationBuilder CEO Jim Gilliam says below in the video, The internet is my religion:

Kindly share your views on this in the comments below.



 

Blog Photo Darpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

 

 

Take the first positive step ( LEAD INDIA video)

by  Darpan Sachdeva

It is so important to take the first positive step  to get those massive results in life.
Times of India had launched this LEAD INDIA video, very motivational !

The small boy teaches us the big lesson and i would definitely want to share your views on this here.



 

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. 

 

Raise your standards with daily little rituals

by  Darpan Sachdeva

After the long struggle in online and offline entrepreneurship ,i definitely believe that success comes to us when we raise our standards which are backed by little daily rituals to take us towards those raised standards.

Down below in the video ,no body explains this better than the great and only- Tony Robbins himself.Enjoy and I hope that this video will make you rethink your own standards.

 



Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.  

Top 10 Richard Branson Quotes on life and business

by  Darpan Sachdeva

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If there are few entrepreneurs and human beings whom i  follow in my life ,Sir Richard Branson is  one of them.I have  been a fan of him since last over 5 years now.In my fascination,he is one of the leading living entrepreneur of the day.Hence do i share today with you some of his wisdom here.Enjoy while you read and implement them for good !!!

Top 10 Richard Branson Quotes

1.You don’t learn to walk by following rules.You learn by doing ,and by falling over.

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2.Have faith in yourself.Think Yes,not no.Live life to the full.Never give up.

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3.Do not be embarrassed by your failures,Learn from them and start again.

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4.Every risk is worth taking as long as its for a good cause ,and contributes to a good life. 

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5.Complexity is your enemy.Make things simple.

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6.Work in life on what you are passionate about.

 

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7.Entrepreneurship isn’t just a label.Its a Lifestyle.

 

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8.The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit. 

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9.To make a difference in the world.

 

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10.Business opportunities are like buses,there is always another one coming.

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Thank you for reading these amazing quotes, please don’t forget to share the inspiration with your friends and family by clicking on the social media buttons below the article.



Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. 

15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently

by  Purpose Fairy

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What are the differences between happy people and unhappy people? Of course, it should be very obvioushappy people are happy while  unhappy people are unhappy, right? Well, that is correct. But, we want to know what happy people do differently, so I have put together a list of things that happy people do differently than unhappy people.

1. Love vs. Fear

Well, I can tell you for sure that those people who are really happy, fear less and love a lot more. They see each moment, each challenge, each person as an opportunity to discover more about themselves and the world around them.

2. Acceptance vs. Resistance 

Happy people understand that you can’t really change a situation by resisting it, but you can definitely change it by accepting that it is there and by understanding that there might be a reason for its existence.

When something unpleasant happens to them, they don’t try to fight it (they know that this will make the situation even worse), but they ask themselves questions like: What can I learn from this? How can I make this better? And then they focus on the positive, rather than on the negative. They always seem to see the glass half full, no matter what happens to them.

3. Forgiveness vs. Unforgiveness

Really happy people know that it’s not healthy to hold on to anger. They choose to forgive and forget, understanding that forgiveness is  a gift they give to themselves first and foremost.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ~ Buddha

4. Trust vs. Doubt

They trust themselves and they trust the people around them. Whether they are talking to the cleaning lady or the C.E.O. of a billion-dollar company, somehow they always seem make the person they are interacting with feel that there is something unique and special about them. They understand that beliefs are self-fulfilling prophecies.  

Because of that, they make sure to treat everyone with love, dignity and respect, and make no distinction between age, sex, social status, color, religion or race. These are the great men that Mark Twain was talking about: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

5. Meaning vs. Ambition

They do the things they do because of the meaning it brings into their lives and because it gives their lives a sense of purpose.  They understand that “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life” as Wayne Dyer says.  

And they care more about living a life full of meaning than what, in our modern society we would call, living a successful life. The irony here is that most of the time they get both success and meaning because they choose to focus on doing the things they love the most and they always pursue their heart‘s desires. They are not motivated by money; they want to make a difference in the lives of those around them and in the world.

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

6. Praising vs. Criticizing

Happy people would probably agree with Carl’s Jung theory on resistance: “What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.”  They don’t criticize the absence of the behavior they want to reinforce, ratherthey know by praising the person and the behavior they wish to reinforce (even if it’s not often), they will actually encourage the positive behavior.

When a parent wants to make sure their 7 year old boy will learn to always put the toys back in the box after he’s done playing with them, they make sure not to focus on the many times the child didn’t do it, criticizing him and his behavior, but every time the little boy does put the toys back, the parent praises him and his behavior and that is exactly how they reinforce the positive behavior, and in the end get the wanted results.

7. Challenges vs. Problems

Happy people will see problems as challenges, as opportunities to explore new ways of doing things, expressing their gratitude for them, understanding that underneath them all lay many opportunities that will allow them to expand and to grow.

8. Selflessness vs. Selfishness

They do what they do not for themselves, but for the good of others, making sure that they bring meaning, empowerment and happiness to the lives of many. They look for ways to give and to share the best of themselves with the world and to make other people happy.

“Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.” ~ Buddha

9. Abundance vs. Lack/ Poverty 

They have an abundant mindset, living a balanced life, achieving abundance in all areas of life.

10. Dreaming Big vs. Being Realistic 

These people don’t really care about being realistic. They love and dare to dream big, they always listen to their heart and intuition and the greatness of their accomplishments scares many of us.

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” ~ Goethe

11. Kindness vs. Cruelty

They are kind to themselves and others and they understand the power of self-love, self-forgiveness and self-acceptance.

12. Gratitude vs. Ingratitude

No matter where they look, no matter where they are or who they are with, they have the capacity to see beauty where most of us would only see ugliness, opportunities where most of us would only see struggles, abundance where most of us would only see lack and they express their gratitude for all of it.

13. Presence/ Engagement vs. Disengagement 

They know how to live in the present moment, appreciating what they have and where they are, while still dreaming big dreams about the future.

“When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. The mind in itself is a wonderful tool. Dysfunction sets in when you seek yourself in it and mistake it for who you are.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

14. Positivity vs. Negativity

No matter what happens to them, they always keep a positive perspective on everything and by doing so, they tend irritate a lot of negative and “realistic” people.

15. Taking Responsibility vs. Blaming 

They take full ownership over their lives and they rarely use excuses. Happy people understand that the moment you choose to blame some outside force for whatever is happening to you, you are in fact giving all your power away. They choose to keep their power and take responsibility for everything that happens to them.

Why  do you think happiness is so hard for us to achieve? Why do you think it’s easier for people to say “yes” to unhappiness but not to “happiness”? I would love to know what are your thoughts on this by joining the conversation below.



danabiopicpng1 PurposeFairy – Luminita D. Saviuc

When nobody’s watching, I pretend I’m a moon sprite; transcendent, effervescent, ever curious. Yet my birth certificate says I’m a human born in Romania. Oh well. I’m an enthusiastic student of the arts, economics, psychology and spirituality – and I take great pleasure in shining light on life’s hidden truths, the paradoxes that both stare us in the face and hide from us in unison, as they silently shape our every waking moment.