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.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.