ST. CROIX INSIGHTS
Solving for Happiness
BY BRETT ANDERSON/ST.CROIX ADVISORS, LLC
Solving for happiness is a slippery slope. For many I suspect we’ve never really thought about truly solving for happiness. I’ve been guilty of focusing on day-to-day, or that new tech toy would be bring so much joy and fulfillment. It turns out for me and others, we need to seek and expect more to truly achieve happiness. Most people believe money will bring happiness.
Money seems to be at the heart for many and believing that it will solve or achieve their happiness. I wish it was that easy. Money and stuff can actually bring stress and problems along our journey of life. And maybe it’s about our expectations and views of what money and stuff can bring. Yet, the love of money is where I believe it’s easiest for us to get derailed.
“Solving for Happiness” starts with knowing ourselves. That sounds easy, but it actually takes time and soul searching to figure out what will truly bring us happiness. Most of us have postponed joy and happiness for the pursuit of money. It’s only natural based on today’s society and world.
Life is too short to truly not examine how we can achieve happiness today and into the future.
It’s so easy for us to only see obstacles in the way of our achievement of happiness. Not just placing our financial house in order, but about what’s meaningful to us and how can we be impactful within our families, communities or world. It’s thinking without boundaries we’ve placed on ourselves. Coloring outside the lines when we’ve gotten so used to coloring inside them.
Planning your life happens where your money and meaning connect. It connects in a meaningful way for most likes it has never connected up until this point. It starts with just a few basic, impactful questions that you’ve probably not thought about in a new light and with a new perspective.
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