For example, self-made millionaire and founder of the multimillion-dollar digital marketing company VaynerMedia, Gary Vaynerchuk, got Ds and Fs in school, but says he was successful in life because of his self-confidence.
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant says that givers — those who approach situations looking to help others first and foremost — are among the most successful (as long as they don't give too much).
By contrast, if you live selfishly, concerned only with your own gain, then you will sully the energy around you and bring yourself down, says the Dalai Lama: "If [you have a] self-centered attitude, then [you'll have] more fear, hesitance, distrust."
Instead, he says, "Combine warm-heartedness and this brilliant brain. Combine these two. Then, firstly, individuals themselves [will] be happier, more calm, more relaxed. And then, others also. You see, that kind of attitude automatically bring more friends."
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