The Secret to Finding Happiness Quicker Than Most

We all want to be happy and financially successful. Unfortunately, everyday worries can get in the way of being your best self. Here are some tips to help you in all areas of life as you build your wealth.

Time Commitment

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If you want to build wealth, you’re probably trying to climb a corporate ladder or make a profitable business. Each path requires significant time and commitment, with results that are only sometimes guaranteed.

Detach Yourself From the Outcome

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Start by accepting that you can’t control if your boss gives you a promotion, no matter how hard you work. Additionally, your business ideas are guaranteed to succeed with more planning.

The Liberating Power of Acceptance

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Accepting you’re not in control of most situations isn’t pessimistic. It’s liberating. If you don’t get a promotion, you can apply at another company or switch teams within your company.

Navigating Life’s Disappointments

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When you get bad news, you can move on quicker. For example, you won’t take it personally that your boss chose to promote another team member. They may be better candidates for the role or got promoted for other reasons outside your control.

Reframing Rejections and Setbacks

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Constantly chasing goals with a strong attachment to the outcome is a surefire way to feel sad. You’ll miss important events with family members as you focus hard to achieve your financial goals or get extremely disappointed when they don’t happen as you hoped.

Letting Go and Trusting the Universe

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You can leave things up to the universe if you’re spiritual or by chance. One day, you’ll wake up living without fearing what could go wrong. Instead, you’ll feel optimistic that most things you want are within reach, and it’s only a matter of time till you get them.

Balancing Goals and Life’s Moments

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Happiness and money aren’t as related as most people think. Building wealth is important for a secure financial future, but we often need less money than we think.

Happiness Beyond Wealth

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Things might not always go your way, and that’s okay. How you handle disappointment will influence how you bounce back and find happiness in even the darkest moments.

Appreciating Life’s Maturity

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Sometimes, you have to learn to let things go. Attaching your happiness to one project or person will make you feel worse if things go wrong.

Defining Your Path to Happiness

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If you take the time to define what happiness means to you and how much money you need to maintain your ideal lifestyle, you may be surprised by what you discover. Saving millions may be a goal that you aim for, but for most people, happiness is more attainable than they think.


Author: Christopher Alarcon

Title: Journalist

Expertise: personal finance, side hustles, time management


Christopher Alarcon is a journalist with a deep passion for personal finance. He has contributed to major online publications, including MSN, Wealth of Geeks, and Business Insider.