The Next Secret

Amar Pandit , CFA , CFP

Amar Pandit

A respected entrepreneur with 25+ years of Experience, Amar Pandit is the Founder of several companies that are making a Happy difference in the lives of people. He is currently the Founder of Happyness Factory, a world-class online investment & goal-based financial planning platform through which he aims to help every Indian family save and invest wisely. He is very passionate about spreading financial literacy and is the author of 4 bestselling books (+ 2 more to release in 2020), 8 Sketch Books, Board Game and 700 + columns.

Last week, I wrote about The Secret. If you haven’t read it, you can check it now (2 minutes read).

Now that you know The Secret, let me share another one with you.

Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness write, “A big misconception is that you have to feel good to get going. You don’t. It’s often the other way around: You need to get going to give yourself a chance at feeling good. 

Motivation often follows action.

Motivation indeed follows action. Champions know this secret well. Thus, they do what needs to be done even when they don’t feel like doing it. 

To put the above in context, 2 simple questions for you. 

  1. Does learning something new motivate you or do you have to be motivated to learn?
  1. Does prospecting motivate you or do you have to be motivated to prospect?

Which camp do you fall in?