On a recent episode of tvN‘s You Quiz on the Block, Yoo Jae Suk cleverly shared his very own life philosophy that went on to prove what made him so successful.

MBC “Hangout With Yoo”

On the show, two men who got perfect scores on their college entrance exams and got into the prestigious Seoul National University talked about their journey and expressed that they accomplished their goals.



But when one of them asked Yoo Jae Suk how he sets his goals and what motivates him to work hard, he gave an answer that had the guests looking taken aback.


Yoo Jae Suk answered,

I don’t have any goals.

— Yoo Jae Suk



And the explanation that followed went on to prove why Yoo Jae Suk is so successful.


First, he lightened up the mood by remarking,

I feel like I disappointed everyone with that answer.

— Yoo Jae Suk


He then went on to explain,

I hate the stress of thinking I have to get to a certain point, so I avoid it altogether.

— Yoo Jae Suk


Yoo Jae Suk continued,

So I’m not the type to make plans or set goals. When someone throws me some kind of assignment or gives me a goal, I hate it. But once I’m in charge of something, I still do everything in my power to see it through and do it to the best of my ability.

— Yoo Jae Suk


As such, Yoo Jae Suk gave a word of advice to the men who accomplished their first set of goals.

You both accomplished your first goals, but when you feel pressured to set your second set of goals, maybe you should try taking a short breather and not set any goals at all.

— Yoo Jae Suk


He concluded,

It can be difficult when you try too hard to be good. Just don’t make plans like me.

— Yoo Jae Suk