4 Tips From Benjamin Hardy To Become The Person You Wish To Be

“Motivation isn’t something to be discovered but to be created through proactive and forward action.”

Brock Swinson
2 min readNov 20, 2023


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Benjamin Hardy is a renowned author, psychologist, and speaker who specializes in personal development.

Combining psychological principles with practical advice, Hardy offers actionable insights for achieving success.

Beyond writing, he has contributed to major publications and is a sought-after speaker on topics related to personal growth.

What can you learn from Hardy? Probably more than you’ll ever need to know, but here are a few things that stood out to me…


Act as the version of yourself you aspire to be. “Who you want to be in the future is more important than who you are now. Your intended future self should direct your current identity and personality far more than your former self does. Over time, and through repeated behavior, your identity becomes your personality.”


Don’t wait for motivation. “Motivation isn’t something to be discovered but to be created through proactive and forward action.”

These ideas come from Benjamin Hardy’s remarkable book, Personality Isn’t Permanent. Buy your copy right here.


Learn how to handle pressure.“If you can’t handle the small moments when the stakes are low, you won’t show up in the big ones.”


Focus on one goal. “Complexity kills motivation, which is why lasering in on one keystone goal changes the game. A single goal allows for a more streamlined path, which allows you to not only see the outcome but also the path to making that outcome real. This skyrockets motivation and condense.”




Want more? All of these quotes help make up my first book about the craft of writing, Ink by the Barrel — Secrets From Prolific Writers. Get your copy for free, right here.