Ashwin, you need very little to be truly happy

Ashwin, you need very little to be truly happy

by Ashwin | Nov 8, 2019 | Positivity Accelerator, Thrive Global,

An ex-colleague and friend reminded me of this today in a conversation. Mind you, this was not a normal conversation. Far from it. Why? Because he had spent the last three years of his life in isolation. You heard me right. In a correctional facility for a white-collar crime that he claims to have never committed. And for the record, I believe him. But this is not about his views or mine on guilty or not but rather his conduct as a leader and an inspirer during his time there.

Here are the seven takeaways that I came away with in our conversation today.

Don’t indulge in self-pity or anger even when there may be just cause – it is not worth it: In our hour-long chat today, there was not even a hint of bitterness or indulging in the victimization syndrome. We did talk about his time there (more on that shortly) but he was all matter of fact and even keeled about it.

Published on Thrive Global on November 8th, 2019. Read the full article here.