If you are like me, then when it comes to your happiness, in regards to your business, you probably look at how far you have to go before you achieve your real dreams and obtain true success. Every entrepreneur has visions of better things, more success, and future goals that they want to reach.
For instance, I think that being able to make a full-time passive income would allow me to do many other things that would contribute to even more success. When I remind myself that I am not making a full-time passive income – well, that can impede my happiness a bit. After all, it would be much more awesome to wake up knowing that I am going to make the exact amount of money I need for the day (or more) whether I work or not.
Where Should An Entrepreneur Focus To Be Happy?
The following video by Vishen Lakhiani from Mindvalley allowed me to put a new perspective on how I view my business success and how happy I am with it.
If you are sure that more money, a better job title, more customers or more visitors is going to bring you more happiness in your business, then you need to watch this video titled How To Instantly Double Your Happiness By Flipping “Your Gap”
The basics of the video summed up:
- There is a gap from where you are now to where you want to be. When you focus on that gap, it can be frustrating and cause you to be unhappy.
- There is also a gap from where you are now and where you have been. When you focus on that gap, you can feel more empowered about the progress you are making and what you have.
- All of this boils down to gratitude. You feel grateful for where you have been, where you have come, and what you have done.
- After 30 days, people who expressed gratitude for 5 things about the recent past, experienced a 25% boost in happiness. (That was without experiencing 25% more success.)
The bottom line is that your happiness as an entrepreneur depends on where you put your focus. If you are always waiting for the next goal to be achieved in order to be happy, then your happiness will always be a step or two away from where you are.
So, embrace your successes, small or large! Be grateful for the blessings that have come into your life and the progress you have made as an entrepreneur.
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The bottom line is that everyone deserves to feel happy now and stop waiting for their happiness to arrive.