Years ago, I had a client who had a net worth of $5 million. He wanted coaching so that he could build his net worth to $10 million because he believed that with $10 million he would be happy and satisfied.
I explained to him that if he wasn’t happy and satisfied with $5 million, chances were that no matter how much money he had he would feel exactly as he did at that moment. I suggested we work on helping him develop a satisfaction habit. That wasn’t what he wanted to hear. He just wanted $10 million.
In contrast, a friend of mine just returned from Tibet. He described the intense poverty of the people he saw who were happy and generally satisfied with their lives despite lacking what you and I would consider essentials. Read more