Was listening to Bulletproof radio today with Dave and Jack Canfield. Jack recounted a dinner with Ken Behring where they were discussing how to get to true, lasting happiness. Ken said his path had four phases.
- Stuff (get some money and buy the stuff you always thought would make you happy).
- More stuff (since the first wave didn’t work, buy some more – bigger house, bigger plane, etc.)
- Different stuff (Ken bought a football team – the Seahawks, just to try something new).
- Purpose. Finally, find a purpose. That will deliver lasting happiness. Ken founded a charity providing wheel chairs to the third world.
This path rings true to me. As it is similar to my own. I will put more thought into my particular steps, but I like this frame on it. In the end it is about purpose and the people around you who share that.