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.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.