We always tell ourselves that happiness will follow after we have worked hard and achieved great success.
”I will be very happy if I achieve the next milestone, be it a job promotion or buying a house or earning my first bucket of gold.”
However often after we achieved those successes, happiness fades away quickly as we see that there is the next thing that we need to work towards.
”I need to become the manager now that I have become the team lead.”
”I need to upgrade my house to a bigger one now that the first property I have is just an apartment.”
”I need to earn a million now that I have my first 100k.”
What if we try to achieve happiness within us, rather than conditioning our happiness on external factors?
A very good point of view proposed by the book, “The happiness equation” by Neil Pasricha.