Other people don’t kill our dreams – We do! … a continuing discussion about Siimon Reynolds’ book “Why People Fail” with Kevin Lovewell
Chapter 15: Having a Money Obsession
Connect with people. (Men like me can learn this from the females in their lives) One of the quickest ways to build happiness is to spend time with people. How? Be interested in others and be upbeat.
Practice gratitude. Taking a moment to think about all the good things that are happening in your world creates elements of gratefulness. This helps build the barriers to dark moods.
Help other people. There is a particular bit of research where university students were asked to do one charitable act and one act that only benefitted themselves. Not surprisingly, the action that made them feel happier was the charitable act.
Increase Omega 3. Apart from being good for the blood, Omega 3 is a natural cure for depression. Enough said there.
Control your minds focus. You are in control of what you allow your mind to focus upon, and one of the most important times to focus on the good is when making plans and visioning the future.
Take action. Even if simple and hesitant steps. One foot in front of the other, again and again helps you feel in control. It is far better to step forward and risk a fall, than to not take that step.
We are all human. Frankly I cannot see that pursuing wealth is wrong – Lusting after it and worshiping it is. Don’t let money be the master.
1 – Taken from the book “Why People Fail – the sixteen obstacles to success and how to overcome them” – Siimon Reynolds