Daily Reminder: You Don’t Need to be a Millionaire to Enjoy Life

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1. What is enough?

2. Think about when you were happiest in the past month. What were you doing?

3. Understand that happiness is not the result — It’s a by-product of progress.

4. Making making involves give and take.

5. Research tells us that millionaires are not happier than those who earn $75,000.

“The more we have of it, it seems, the more money wears off. Indeed, research by Nobel laureates Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton suggests that the happiness benefits of increased income diminish around $75,000 — in part because increases beyond that point likely don’t exert as large an impact on people’s ability to live comfortably.”

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.”

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