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Sadhguru’s Ultimate Advice For Students & Young People – HOW TO SUCCEED IN LIFE

August 17, 2019

The simple thing is this See.. If your joy, your sadness,
your happiness, your misery is determined by something
or somebody around you the chances of you being
joyful in your life is remote. For every one of you
your life is precious, isn’t it? It’s a precious life If something is precious, where do you want to invest this life? Into what do you want to
invest this precious life? If this is a worthless
life throw it somewhere. If this is a precious life, what do you want to
invest this life into? If you look at it this way you will find something
truly worthwhile to do. If you think in terms of how to earn a living? How to get this kind of thing,
that kind of thing? Then you will do something silly that you will regret for
the rest of your life. Most people are a regret. That’s why they’re going around joylessly because they’re not doing
what they want to do. They are not creating
what really matters to them. They’re doing something for a living. Earning a living is not
a big deal for a human being every creature, every worm, insect,
bird, animal is earning their living, isn’t it so? With such a big brain, what is
a big deal about earning a living? See, your ability to do things
is not because you want to do things I want to do something is my desire. Desire is just an intention an intention won’t make things happen, an intention will only set direction, still you have to make the journey. We become too goal-oriented. Goal-oriented means we are interested in the consequence, but we are not interested in the process. Process is an end in itself. If you are absolutely
devoted to the process something will come out. But now we are interested
in the consequence not in the process. This goal-orientedness, I want to
get there, I want to get there No, I want to win the race See, if you treat life as a race If you have to win it, you have to get to the finish line soon. You want to? If you get to the finish line ahead
of all these people you won the race, you know what the finish line is? We’ll be negotiating where to bury you. If you.. If you go outside in the garden and try to catch an ant who is born here, was grown up
here and probably will die here If you try to catch him he’ll say, “Okay, crush me if you want” is it so? He’ll do everything to protect himself. He values his life, isn’t it? Very much so Tiny little creature
that we may not even notice we may step on him without
even seeing him, unfortunately, but he values his life immensely. Does he or no? He’s got spark. But you a human being At least on this planet
you’re the peak of evolution physiologically at least What the most evolved creature
on the planet means is, It has the most
complex neurological system and it has the highest level
of cerebral capability. That means you can think,
you can remember you have memory You have a very vivid sense of memory and a fantastic sense of imagination. An ant doesn’t have such
a vivid sense of memory nor does he have any great imagination he has some but he has a presence of mind
about the life that he is living. Because the education systems that you’re going through right
from kindergarten level is such.. That it is about everything except you Somebody’s PhD in tourism,
somebody’s PhD in biotechnology. Somebody’s PhD in something Nothing about this how does this function,
there is no attention at all. A human being exists in three times. He lives because of
the richness of his memory The present experience is important and how vivid is your imagination
for tomorrow is very important. Right now the problem is, these things have all gotten mixed up because discipline of faculty
has simply not come If you are postponing something you’re obviously doing something that you don’t want to do If there is something
that you really want to do will you postpone it or prep on it? Do you see somebody is waiting
for someone they badly want to see. Only ten minutes in the ten minutes
they look at the watch 25 times why they want to prep on it? You’re doing something
that you don’t want to do so you want to postpone it I’m asking, “why are you doing
something that you don’t want to do?” No, because if I do this
I will get that, I will get that that’s not the point. It doesn’t matter What is your level of intelligence? What is your level of capability? Introvert, extrovert this, that, doesn’t matter. Do you have the courage and commitment to make the possibility into your reality? That’s all the questions What is it that you’re going to create? This precious life,
where are you going to invest it? Are you going to invest it
in something that’s truly worthwhile? Or are you going to throw it away? as a worthless thing this is the important thing because what you call as my life is just a certain amount
of time and energy, isn’t it? As you sit here your life
is ticking away or no? You are young,
you may not be thinking like this, but actually it’s ticking away. What is ticking away is not time,
what is ticking away is your life so this energy that you call as my life, how are you going to invest it because.. If you are doing
something truly worthwhile it gets over before you know what happened. Only if you’re doing something
worthless, it feels like a long life Something that happened 10 years
ago, you can still suffer, isn’t it? Something that may happen day
after tomorrow, you already suffer. What happened 10 years ago
or even 10 days ago does it exist right now? Does it exist right now? No What may happen day after
tomorrow does it exist right now? No, so if you suffer.. Something that does not exist should we call you sane or insane? Success means what- ‘I made it’. What did you make? I bought a house site That’s an achievement I got a job, I made this much money It’s a very constipated way
of looking at life. I want young people
to look at it in terms of.. How we can do.. Something that cannot
be done in this lifetime. Oh, what will happen if I don’t fulfill it? If you, if you worked incessantly And still at the end of your life
the job is not done It doesn’t mean you’re a failure It means you had a great vision. That’s what it means.

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  • Reply Nava neeth June 9, 2019 at 4:33 pm


  • Reply vanshika pandey June 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Experience it

  • Reply Chamberlain Achilihu June 10, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Jesus of nazaret, this man suppose to be visiting prison n jails all over the world to wake folks up. Maybe he's the mesiah that God sent to restore folka from being knock out out of life. Maybe crime on earth will be way more lesser. Did the world state government sees this man? Waoooooooo brainer, that's who he is.

  • Reply Karthik Raja sengunthar mudhaliar June 11, 2019 at 1:51 am

    sadguru is a great philosopher mystic

  • Reply Eventus E3 June 11, 2019 at 10:27 am

    I like your videos.. but plz dont add ads in between video .. it ruins the purpose of it..

  • Reply Khushboo Gupta June 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks for this.your opening sentence of the video was a naked truth for me.i will surely grow up

  • Reply Mad Max June 12, 2019 at 8:47 am

    My vision is to make India a global superpower ? and today's my birthday

  • Reply Malachia June 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Pls no music in background,, for what? It s not an advertisement to buy stuff at the supermarket

  • Reply Emilio Zagardy June 12, 2019 at 12:34 pm


  • Reply Aksh K June 12, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    It is the best video ?

  • Reply Jayant Jaiswal June 13, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Wow amazing wisdom sir…
    When I see these kind of valuable nuggets gets thumps down, i realises that the world is quite full of naysayers and criticisers.
    Anyway keep up the good work.

  • Reply Shashi Kumar June 13, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Which movie at 2:20

  • Reply Shivangi Kumari June 13, 2019 at 7:22 am

    If it's a worthless life then make it a life worth living. Just throwing it away is a Folly

  • Reply Visakh C June 13, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Namaskaram sadhguru??

  • Reply Manoj J. Patil June 14, 2019 at 1:38 am

    I like to listen to satguru and why this ad of think right of some one else comes in .. it breaks the thought process satguru initiates please give some attention to it

  • Reply KING 555 GAMES June 14, 2019 at 3:10 am

    I know the thing…. How to stop the thing that to do in future… But in my mind there are some fears… How can I overcome this? Can you please tell me…

  • Reply Look_around June 14, 2019 at 4:51 am

    As a human being, I am willing to spend my time listening to something that is useful.

  • Reply Gardening made easy June 14, 2019 at 6:06 am

    How is sadguru speaking the same speech in different different clothes and places in video ??.?

  • Reply Radha Krishna June 14, 2019 at 7:16 am

    We all have a second brain just below the navel….
    Grand master Mantek Chia…..
    Where did we all com from…
    In the fetal stage…..
    Through the navel….
    Why does menstruation stop when a girl gets pregnant….
    All animals except humans are more in harmony…..
    The road to happiness is simple according to ancient sages…
    Be with nature….

  • Reply Raghu Shet Shet June 14, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    MBA Preferred???

  • Reply Quirky Miss Sam June 15, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Play at ×1.5.
    Thank me later.

  • Reply Saumitra Gautam June 15, 2019 at 6:18 am

    What a great video ! Sadhguru rocks.

  • Reply SHIV Pratap singh June 15, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Very well edited video….thanks for uploading

  • Reply dousey watt June 15, 2019 at 9:15 pm


  • Reply Jyoti Dubey June 16, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Guru is the greatest…soo grateful for this ?❤

  • Reply Rashmi Hanchate June 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

    What a saying this changed my thinking sadhguru is the ultimate

  • Reply Achal Mhaiskar June 16, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Life is beautiful !

  • Reply Raghavendra Netha June 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    does anyone know the video running in the background? is it a movie or created just for this speech?

  • Reply dhruti desai June 19, 2019 at 10:47 am

    How can i throw away my life. I dont feel it's precious for me neither for anyone else…

  • Reply Sanjay Krishnamurthy (LatentView) June 19, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Don't get carried away by the music and the voice.

  • Reply Nayan Gabhale June 19, 2019 at 4:47 pm


  • Reply AK AK June 20, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Simply osm motivating words…thank u…

  • Reply Subhra Dasgupta June 20, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    What was the movie?

  • Reply jash uuu June 20, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    His knowledge is more deeper than the mariana trench….the deepest point of the pacific ocean

  • Reply Faheem Waqar June 20, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Husband and wife is The Precious relationship, but no others

  • Reply Rose June 22, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Well i have been failing like 4 yrs straight with no hope , before these failures i used to be really good at studies but today i cannot even challenge an average student .. i feel like a liability to my parents . I didnt lost any hope until on the last wednesday i failed in my exam again. I have working hard for it for 3 months .. yet no progress. Everyday i feel like im cursed because i cant see the result i have been planning to achieve. My teacher got fed up of me because im the dumbest person ever . I didnt use my time to procrastinate but still no success. My teacher says my retention ability has weakened drastically. Eventually 1hr before exam could start i realised that something i knew on my fingertips was complicated for me to recall

  • Reply Rajesh Kumar June 23, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Very cool and good path described..,

  • Reply Dimitar zlatanov June 23, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    i have to stop using drugs

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    Thank you BSNL for providing service for watching such good videos .Our own Indian Government company our India's first telecom and postal company which provided India with its first telecommunication connection.We pay the taxes for the govt and the govt is running this for us..the Indians..don't know how long will be able to use this connection before it is shutdown by our own Govt wishing BSNL will be there with us for somemore time. It will be sad if Government companies the companies which we pay tax for that is our companies are shutdown by our own Govt.Hoping we will be alright .let God bless us all and our good land..Jai Hind.

  • Reply shilpa anil June 23, 2019 at 1:51 pm


  • Reply Cesar Samayoa June 23, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Nübar Haciyeva June 24, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    i hateeee this accenttt OMG:(

  • Reply Noteat forever June 25, 2019 at 1:44 am

    I wanna be genius , and able to create anything out of my mind ,

  • Reply Vinay Chandel June 25, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    People like Sadhguru are really helping the lost students like me to find the motive of the life, the TRUE MOTIVE.

  • Reply The Adrenalized Artist June 25, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    “…it’s a very constipated way of looking at life…” best quote to describe what most of us do.

  • Reply ankit sharma June 28, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Please tell me the movie name whose scenes has been shown in this movie

  • Reply keyur sharma June 28, 2019 at 5:17 pm


  • Reply durgareddy miryala June 29, 2019 at 4:50 am


  • Reply Mas Ab July 1, 2019 at 11:57 am

    What is worthwhile if all is going to finish?????? 🙁

  • Reply Mas Ab July 1, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I want to wonder around, its my great wish to go through every possible advanture, to receive pleasure from every available fun. I am asking you is it worthwhile or saving someone in hospital is worthwhile????? Or providing shalter food clothes is worthwhile???????

  • Reply Zahedul Islam July 2, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Excellent speech.

  • Reply Deebika Madhivanan July 2, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    If you work incessantly and still at the end of your life the job isn't done it doesn't mean you're a failure it means you had a great vision. 🙂

  • Reply Actor Shrikant Hande July 3, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    1:40 powerful statement… your possession of your ability to do things is not because of your wants or what you want to do or what you desire…

    2:19 another powerful statement… if you are absolutely devoted to the process then something will come out…
    My addition to this –> this something is the art of life , creativity in expression, true sense of being a full blossomed life 🙂

  • Reply Nature lover July 4, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Sdhguru is the only one who have not a single hater in this world.

  • Reply Vicky Sekaran July 5, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Absolutely loved this video

  • Reply Neenu Chandramohan July 5, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Family is important. Money is important. Sometimes we need to adjust with what we have, because our family depends on us. Sometimes, going after what we love doesn't work, and we need to be flexible. We have to support our family, so doesn't going after what you need, kind of selfish?

  • Reply Binod Ghimire July 5, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    love from nepal sadguru.❤❤❤

  • Reply Khalifah UTHMAAN July 6, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Really he is One From few who are left with such intellectual thought process to inspire us..
    May Allah bless him

  • Reply Sylvester Alvares July 6, 2019 at 10:05 am

    This talk has motivated me a lot. As a freelance content writer I was thinking about some good content to motivate myself. This video just did that.

  • Reply Vaibhav Bhardwaj July 6, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Sadhguru is amazing

  • Reply Nithya Vfx July 6, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Birds and insects and other forms of living things freely earn their living but humans especially women who is married have many restrictions to do what they want to do …so obviously there will be joyless life around we can't simply break or come out of all our barriers and simply live life for ourselves

  • Reply blue camel July 7, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    a good talk but this guru have forgotten God The Almighty…so all of you give credit to the so called guru not The Creator…….what a pity….

  • Reply Sayantan Mandal July 7, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    If anyone reading this comment of mine Plz answer 'I don't know where to invest my life ..?? I really don't know what should I do ..?? I yet to find my interest ..!!' Plz help ..!!

  • Reply Murali Krishnan July 8, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Superb speech sadguru Ji??

  • Reply makhdoom rasheed July 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    what a wisdom this guy has got… great vision… luv from pakistan

  • Reply Venkat Eshwar July 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    2: 04 to 2 26. Thank you sadguru. An eye opener

  • Reply Thedaily analyser July 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Sadhguru has opened up what i want to do

  • Reply Juhi Saxena July 10, 2019 at 2:29 am

    when a person has a bag full of responsibilities and their is nobody to support that person, he have to do something that he don't like even he can't even find out his whole life that what it is that he likes or what it is at which he is good. How can he live his life happily? should he leave his responsibility or should spend time in search of his passion where his familiy's life is at stake. would that be justified?

  • Reply Kiran Sunwar July 11, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    I love u guru Ji..

  • Reply Cappa Donna July 12, 2019 at 10:51 am


  • Reply Asif khan July 12, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    You are awesome baba…. But if you were muslim thn guaranteed you must go to paradise …may ALLAH bless you with kalma

  • Reply Tarvinder Singh July 13, 2019 at 4:47 am

    These are great words full of wisdom

  • Reply Sakeer Y July 13, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Thanks SADHGURU

  • Reply Ghughu Maal July 14, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Invest life? Life doesn't get interest from almighty…we are given a gift…not a payment, to invest… let's fn enjoy

  • Reply Ghughu Maal July 14, 2019 at 7:14 am

    He is really happy who has food rum music music art and devoid of jealousy hatred or anger. And is devoted to god.

  • Reply Srivastava Rao July 16, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Thank you

  • Reply Arnab Sam July 18, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Nice video❤️❤️

  • Reply Akash Tambade July 18, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Love you Sadhguru

  • Reply 電撃ゲンガーLekky Gengar July 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Such a beautiful video, sadhguru you are a true world leader, unlike the idiots actually in charge.

  • Reply Elonius Muskos July 19, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    1,5% didn't liked the video.

  • Reply ASHWINI C V July 21, 2019 at 3:06 am

    How to change the person, who is very lazy

  • Reply SoI IIT JEE Physics & Maths July 21, 2019 at 3:20 am

    random visuals : – )

  • Reply NarayanaSwamy Reddy Parlapalli July 21, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Warmth Tear @ 3:05 ?

  • Reply SOMETHING FOR YOU July 25, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Huge respect India

  • Reply IMACULATA JOHN July 26, 2019 at 10:54 pm


  • Reply tedNerd 6 July 27, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Best line
    Don't do something that u don't want to do ?

  • Reply SAI BHARGAV July 28, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    It remained me of MSD's quote: Process is more important than result?

  • Reply sadaf noor July 31, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Blessing to all who is seen this comment..??

  • Reply EL_GERM_IN_DA_CASA July 31, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Thank you sadhguru

  • Reply John Cena July 31, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    If you don't believe in God your will burn in hell forever.

  • Reply Bunny S August 2, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    LifeChanging Words..

  • Reply Rajeev Ranjan August 6, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply RICARDO RICHARD TITUS August 8, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Experience life

  • Reply RICARDO RICHARD TITUS August 8, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    I like Sir Sadhguru because every religious person or man 99 percent speaks about only religious But i saw the true meaning of life through him. Sadhguru Sir speaks about only which we really feel that is important for us. Thankyou Sir for your wonderful video. Also the english you spoke Sir even i can't talk .

  • Reply Froosi Froosii August 9, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Thumbs up thanks for sharing very nice

  • Reply Gillian Brewart August 10, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I'm speechless……. wonderful talk??

  • Reply Naga Bushan Terli August 10, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    If you want to do something with life, it procures utmost committment to turn out the delusion into reality.
    If you want to spend it worthless, for that too you need immense conviction to screw up the cognition that you had….
    These two doesn't easy to take on, you just need to realize the importance to time…
    Don't let the situations screw you up,if it so, be ready to tolerate what ever that come on a way…life is completely dependent on someone.

  • Reply S. Anand August 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Very well said. Ur happiness ur sadness must not depnds on ppl around uh. It sud depnd on uh.

  • Reply Nahal Naveed August 15, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    He speaks like my chemistry tchr

  • Reply fabian cheeseman August 17, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Very wise man I needed this kind of teaching in my life when I was growing up, I was what they call a slow learner, I would like to know what he think about people that can’t adapt to the systems teaching methods


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