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Dieter Lange: "There is an increase in happiness: Say YES to life!"

Why don't you go back to when you were born? Now turn the clock forward another nine months - on this day a job was advertised for which about 500 million applicants applied. Some did not understand the meaning of the event and resigned. With playful ease, there were only 10 applicants on the road afterwards, and whoever follows in the footsteps of others need not be surprised if they leave no impressions. "That means you once proved to 500 million competitors that you are a great guy. And today you no longer believe in yourself! You have unfortunately forgotten the ability of that time. And we got our best present back then: this life!", he said. Dieter Lange at the LIFE Festival in Munich.

Dieter Lange: "Children speak the signs of the adults

"Because at the age of two years at the latest, when our children receive something like an education, their eyes go on discovery, and then they speak the signs of the adults," explains the coach. After "mum" and "dad", our third word is "more". "We are infected with the virus so early that we believe more is better. The same question is put to children: What do you want to be when you grow up? That implies that we are nothing. We have yet to become nothing."


Why don't you go back to when you were born? Now turn the clock forward another nine months - on this day a job was advertised for which about 500 million applicants applied. Some did not understand the meaning of the event and resigned. With playful ease, there were only 10 applicants on the road afterwards, and whoever follows in the footsteps of others need not be surprised if they leave no impressions. "That means you once proved to 500 million competitors that you are a great guy.

And now you don't believe in yourself anymore! You've lost the ability you had back then. And yet we received our most beautiful gift back then: this life", Dieter Lange made clear at the LIFE Festival in Munich. "Because at the age of two years at the latest, when our children receive something like an education, their eyes go on discovering, and then they speak the signs of the adults", explained the coach. After "Mom" and "Dad", our third word is "more". " We are infected with the virus so early that we believe more is better. The same question is put to children: What do you want to be when you grow up? That implies that we are nothing. We have yet to become nothing."

Dieter Lange: "What is not given, never try to hunt down

In the same way, Dieter Lange believes that we are born with talent. "Don't let anyone tell you that they will make something of you: you have to be a painter, you can't become one. What is not given, never try to hunt down, that is vain effort to live. The mere fact that you grew up in a rich parental home does not mean that you have talents slumbering within you that a person of a certain wealth does not have," he clarifies and appeals: "Whatever you achieve, Mount Everest still remains!

Dieter Lange: "Never work for money - love what you do!

The expert has a wonderful tip for you, which he explains by means of a story: Several children annoy a man. He says, "If you bother me like that again tomorrow, I'll give you $1." The next day, the man comes back. The kids tease him. The man says, "If you bother me again tomorrow, I'll give you $0.50." The kids ask why they only get half? The next day they tease him only half. Then the man promises the kids €0.10 for teasing him. The next day he promises nothing and they stop teasing him.

"What happened? The joy of doing something in itself has been replaced by a reward. So I advise you never work for money - love what you do. But beware: I am not saying don't take money for your work. Because money is potential energy that is allowed to flow," explains Dieter Lange. In the same way, happiness is not defined by success. You can't do anything for happiness. But you can't be passive either. Be ready for it! Is there actually an increase in happiness? Dieter Lange says: "Happiness is always an acceptance of what is. Say yes to life!" 

70-80% of all marriage problems remain unanswered

Did you know that men marry their mother and women marry their father? "That depends on how you were treated during your first two years as a counter-gender. Don't kid yourself," the expert knows only too well from his coaching sessions with married couples. Just as 70 - 80% of all marriage problems cannot be answered.  

That way you always get what you want

By the way, Dieter Lange also knows a very simple formula, how you always get what you want: Acceptance! "Whenever you are disappointed, there is only one reason: You had an expectation! Don't confuse this with agreements we make with our partner or a customer. "It is the desire that constantly drives us forward. The big battles you fight only within yourself and if you think you can plan your life, then you may now understand that this is complete nonsense. If you want to make God laugh - then tell him about your plans," says Dieter Lange. In his opinion, the really important events in our lives were not planned. Rather, fate often meets us mistakenly on the paths we have tried to avoid fate. This is called the irony of fate!

True wisdom

In Vedanta, the Holy Book of Hindus, there are two indications that someone has understood what wisdom is: 

  1. You're not getting excited anymore. Because only the ignorant get angry, the wise understand. Change your attitude. Look at more things with humour and serenity and breathe excitement away
  2. inner silence: When this has come to you, you experience coincidences that have nothing at all to do with your plans. This triggers so much peace within you. We are allowed to relearn this basic trust that we had as little children

Dieter Lange: "Don't live in action all the time"

What you may also find again is the balance of nature: our inhalation and exhalation. "Don't live in constant action. You need relaxation just as much. When a cat hunts, it does so with all its heart. When a cat lies lazily on the blanket, it does so with all its heart. And that's the balance that many of us have lost. Find it again for yourself! Success is what follows when you follow your destiny. You need a North Star to which your life is aligned," is Dieter Lange's recommendation. 

Money and wealth have nothing to do with each other

Who among us does not associate money with wealth? "Money and wealth have nothing to do with each other," the speaker makes clear. "Money is wealth. Wealth is when you have ideas, are creative, have energy, show assertiveness and have basic trust. That is true wealth. Claim it for yourself and you will never be short of money. Because not the happy people are grateful, but the grateful are happy!"

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