Why Success Won’t Make You Happy
When (insert important objective), I’ll be happy.
You might be telling yourself this every day, if you are, keep on reading.
As a South African, who has been employed full-time since the age of 14, I’ve had the pleasure of working with people from cultures ranging from Zulu, Venda, Zimbabwean to American and Japanese.
This year I decided to dedicate a month towards finding the happy-spot in my life’s Venn Diagram. This proved to be much harder than I first thought.
Here’s what I came up with
- I do work that won’t leave me exhausted (mentally or physically)
- I make every encounter, with whomever, as memorable as possible, offer something without expecting anything
- Live on purpose, pause when possible, stop when not. Nothing I schedule today, or tomorrow is more important that making a lasting impression with what I am doing right now
The most mind-blowing thing I realized when I thought back on my life was that every experience that took my breath away was entirely unplanned, unscheduled and unexpected.
Anything can happen Thursday ;)