Why So Many Smart People Aren't Happy
We know what will make us happy, but we don't know how to measure it. We measure our success by using social comparisons, like a salary, or with awards.
Because people tend to use vague criteria, they are never satisfied when they reach it and always want more. This leads to an unsustainable source of happiness.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Self-made millionaires choose moderation over extremes. They often buy used cars, don't live in the most expensive houses and don't try to time the investment market.
A defining characteristic of many millionaires are their willingness to work hard and stick it out in high-paying careers until they are financially independent.
“Success” isn’t just having lots of money.
Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.
Start the day with your #1 priority.
Getting up early isn’t enough. You need to put first things first. When you put your top priorities first, then you ensure they make it into the bucket of your day. After your main priorities have been completed, the rest will fill the gaps.
Your mind, body, and emotions adapt to your expectations and standards.
If you become comfortable with self-defeat and skepticism, your body and brain literally adjust themselves to me...