“If you don’t know what your passion is, your mission needs to be to find it. The things that will wake you up in the morning, get you out of bed, get you excited, keeps revving your engines. That’s what’s going to drive you to be successful.”
What could you accomplish if you had 700 years to live? Peter Diamandis, one of the world’s biggest dreamers (and doers), fundamentally believes there isn’t a problem that can’t be solved. For him, a longer, healthier lifespan is not only possible, but inevitable. He is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competition and commercial space; the man behind XPRIZE and the co-founder of Human Longevity, Inc.; and the best-selling author of Abundance and Bold. And he has found a way to take his passion and creativity and transform it into a means of changing the world for the better. In this interview, SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Diamandis discuss optimism, abundance thinking and the definition of success.
“Creativity is something that allows for us to reconcile all the seemingly incompatible parts of ourselves that just make us human—to make meaning of ourselves and the world around us.”
Author and creativity expert Scott Barry Kaufman says creativity is fundamental to human nature. Contrary to popular belief, creativity “allows us to reconcile the seemingly incompatible parts of our lives and make meaning of the world around us,” Kaufman says. In this science-packed interview, discover the difference between genius and everyday creativity, plus the need for adults to set aside time for daydreaming and playtime.