Is what I thought about two years ago when in a moment I actually realised that money doesn’t lead to happiness.
Sure, we’ve all been told this. But does a young entrepreneur really believe it? Or is this a lesson some of us have to learn experientially?
I’d worked my ass off for a long time to get my income to a level that I was happy with; I had the house and car I wanted, and I found myself thinking about another car I wanted.
That’s when I caught myself.
Delaying my happiness to an event in the future.
It’s tempting to do, because it takes the responsibility off being happy now.
And there’s always another ‘thing’ to get.
I’m glad I realised at the age of 36 that delaying happiness for a future event is a hiding to nothing.
Because I’ve got a lot more years to work on being as happy as I know how in the moment.
There’s a tendency to gather information, and more information, and more information, indefinitely if a decision is important.
Your next 40 years will be determined by your next ten years.
A mantra I live by in business is, ‘tolerance is the enemy of excellence.’
Functional fixes are not solutions for existential misalignments.
If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
It’s almost certain that what’s being agreed isn’t fully understood.
Don’t be a dick.
Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
I own a wealth management company called MedCapital