commit: 6b2ca8a - #414 (2014-03-05 12:54:44 -0500)
"Make sure your career (your “WHY”) is worthy of your life." Love this.
Great point: "Pursuing a life of six figure salaries and billion dollar acquisitions may work for some, but the numbers are few. If you aren’t happy with what you are doing, it’s time to step back and discover your WHY."
Good article, I started doing search as a hobby for fun building sites and building traffic and making money, it turned into a full time income and career.
I think it all boils down to knowing as a teenager what you like to do and why and translating that into a profession. It makes continuous development and going that extra mile so much more easy and significantly more satisfying
It would be interesting to know what percentage of people are below that $75,000 mark, that tipping point of happiness money brings. Once at that level, what makes people go higher? There are a lot more cultural influences and maybe the why gets muddled along the way? I like the article don't get me wrong, very inspirational, I just don't know if it is such a simple case. Those little decisions along the way, where does your time go? That extra hour to help out at the office or that extra hour with your kid? Many moment-by-moment decisions and habits go into everything and even when you think you are in control, you sometimes just don't notice the man behind the curtain running the show.
Funny, I lived my life for years with an average salary and always wanted MORE.
Now I have a thriving company with multiple passive income streams and I couldn't be happier.
Sorry, just can't relate.
Different folks, different strokes I guess, haha!
All that live life for you and not money talk sounds great until you have a family to support. Once that happens, happiness becomes being able to provide for your family. Doing it while doing something you love is a bonus (even more happiness) but you can absolutely be happy without it.
Ever heard the phrase work hard play hard? Sure you have. Like Siddharth said, different strokes. See for some people work is work. It doesn't absolutely have to be fun or fulfill their deepest spiritual desires for them to be happy because they don't work 24 hours per day. They work hard and when they are off, they play hard. Travel, trying new things, exotic foods, nice toys, fun hobbies, spending time with their happy family (thanks to that nice 6 figure salary).
I've been poor and I've been middle class working to make ends meet. It's neither fun nor fulfilling. In fact it's extremely limiting.
For example, nice story about the TV episode and the lady who'd traveled all her life and died happy. One problem... it's fantasy. In fantasy land you don't need money to be a world traveler.