Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

#313: How to Find Fulfillment; The Secret to Lasting Happiness with Alan Lazaros

Alan Lazaros shares his journey from adversity to success and the importance of self-improvement.

He discusses the difference between pleasure and fulfillment and the need to align with meaningful goals. Alan emphasizes the importance of knowledge, alignment, and optimization in achieving fulfillment and personal growth. 


  • Self-improvement is a journey that requires aligning with meaningful goals and focusing on personal growth.
  • Pleasure is short-term gratification, while fulfillment comes from aligning with core values and pursuing meaningful goals.
  • Optimization involves making choices that align with your goals and values, and it requires prioritizing and focusing on what is most important.
  • Knowledge, alignment, and optimization are key habits for achieving optimal performance and fulfillment. Measure and focus on the right things to determine where to invest time, effort, and money.
  • Align your life with your dreams and make decisions based on fulfillment rather than regret.
    Show up for your highest self by embracing courage and facing your fears.

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00:00 Introduction

02:31 Discussing Self-Discipline

03:23 Alan's Early Life and Family Background

05:08 The Turning Point

07:02 Academic Achievements and Early Career

09:12 The Car Accident That Changed Everything

12:38 From External Success to Internal Fulfillment

16:05 The Journey into Self-Improvement

23:21 Pleasure vs. Fulfillment

28:59 Core Values and Optimizing Life

33:54 Navigating Overwhelm and Fulfillment

34:31 The Role of Fulfillment and Regret

35:05 Balancing Strengths and Weaknesses

37:09 Social Courage and Personal Growth

41:32 Connecting with Alan Lazarus

43:21 Rapid Fire Questions

52:21 Final Thoughts


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