One of the most intriguing ways to get to know yourself better is to dig down into the things you want the most. For example, if you picture yourself with that gorgeous woman on your arm, what do you fantasize about happening next? Is it the excitement of having sex with her? Is it feeling like a winner because you got her? Is it other people going, “Wow, look at the girl that guy is dating!” You can do the same thing with fame, your dream job, or anything that genuinely motivates you. What you will find if you do this is that what you think you want is just a means to an end. That’s important because once you understand what that end really is, there may be easier and better ways to reach it.
Money is a lot like this. For example, no one really wants to be poor. Like G-Eazy said in, “I mean it”:
“I just wanna stay broke forever”.
Yeah, that’s that sh*t no one ever said
On the other hand, a number of studies have shown that once you make about $70,000 per year, you don’t get any happier when you make more money.