Who wants to be a millionaire? I think the real question is WHO DOESN’T?!
The thing is, if your motive for seeing those seven-figures in the bank is to find happiness, you may want to look elsewhere…
I’m sure you’ve heard “money can’t buy happiness” before, but that’s only partially true.
In fact, studies show that peak income correlated to happiness is somewhere in the ballpark of $83,000.
So if the data doesn’t lie, making a million will do nothing more than put you about $917,000 over budget.
That’s why I’ve listed a better alternative for your pursuit of happiness…
Just so we’re clear, I’m not trying to convince you that the secret to being happy is hidden within an $83,000 salary.
You could have all the money in the world and still be just as miserable.
The research simply shows that $83K is the magic number in terms of covering your basic needs and financial obligations.
No, it’s not going to solve every single one of your problems, but anything more than this amount of money won’t either.
It doesn’t matter if you make a hundred grand or a hundred million. On the happiness spectrum, these two values are essentially the same.
So, what’s the trick to attaining the kind of happiness you deserve?
It may seem overly simplified, but that’s the key if you really want to be happy.
Whether it’s your career or a hobby that you’re passionate about, make an honest effort to work towards something that gives you a sense of purpose.
You need a mission to believe in and the sooner you come to terms with what that is, the happier you’ll be.
Once the stress of pinching pennies and paying your bills on time is removed from the equation, focus on what it is that you find purposeful in life.
No two people are the same though and this definition of personal purpose will differ from one individual to the next. So it requires a bit of self-actualization on your end.
Just know that money can only buy a certain degree of happiness.
The biggest problem with all the dissatisfaction that people come face-to-face with is they’re bringing the wrong mentality and expectations to the table.
They think if they work long enough and make enough cash, then happiness will eventually just arrive on their doorstep.
That’s definitely not the case and there’s plenty of rich folk out there to second that.
In short, make time for the things you enjoy and give whatever you choose to take part in your all.
If you can manage that, everything else will fall into place.