“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” Elon Musk
More Money = More Happiness?
I was listening to the radio this morning and heard a segment about happiness and wealth. Do you think that if you had more money that you’d be “happier?”
I submit that the happiest people are those who (of those that have their basic needs met) have a reason to act. Something that they believe in and are willing to ‘persist’ for. That they believe in something so completely, that they are willing to keep going, even when forces work against them.
“You have to love something enough to persist. You have to persist enough to deepen your love. And then abundance is the natural outcome. Not just for you but for everyone. Since wealth comes to those who create wealth for others.“ James Altucher
Modern living is full of distractions. It’s easier to flit from thing to thing — to just try something new instead of trying to get better. Improving takes a lot of effort. It’s much easier to be ‘entertained’. This is why the addiction to our devices is so troubling. We no longer take the time to sit and daydream; we can just be ‘distracted.’ For today, try to put your phone down for 2 hours at a time. Set a timer if you need to.