Happiness First? Or Money First?
Amazing Life Lesson #11
Money does not equal happiness
More than 80% of the responses to our survey on self-improvement-lounge.com indicated that lack of (or insufficient) money was the biggest challenge faced today.
This is a scenario many face, and one I have struggled with before. Let’s look at this from a different point of view.
Many of my coaching clients initially believed the biggest roadblock to happiness was lack of money. So did I.
The answer to the biggest roadblock to more money is not enough happiness. Again…the biggest roadblock to more money is not enough happiness.
This answer hurts – and makes the problem even bigger for many! But in reality this answer creates amazing opportunities in your life!
I hear it all the time: "How can I be happy when I am struggling to pay the bills?"
And quite simply the solution is "choose to be happy".
Remember the half full/half empty glass scenario. Which do you normally choose? Bright or dark? Up or down? Good or bad? Depressed or happy?
A very simple test is to frown and try to smile. Then smile in the mirror and try to be depressed.. …You can’t do it.
So why do we not choose to be happy? And what does money have to do with happiness?