Do You Know The Power Of Now?


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When I was a young teenager I was interested in teenage girls. I met several whom I wanted to ask out on a date. Being of a shy nature this was not easy for me. I remember laying in bed at night thinking about asking a girl  at work out. I could not sleep because my mind was asking so many questions:

  • “What if she says no?”
  • “What if she does not like  me?’
  • “What can I wear to impress her?
  • “What if she is off sick and does not turn up for work?”

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You Can’t Find Happiness Through Money – Or Can You?


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Many people believe that money makes you happy. Though there is little evidence that you can find happiness this way, there is a way that money can lead to happiness.

 

How often have you had thoughts such as:

 

  • If only I could drive a fast sports car I would find happiness
  • If only I had an extra $500 a week in my salary then I would be happy
  • If only I won the lottery then I would be the happiest person I know
  • If only my parents would give me some money now instead of after they die then this would make me happy

Nobel Prize winner in economics Daniel Kahneman says:

 

“The belief that high income is associated with good mood is widespread but mostly illusory.

 

People exaggerate the contribution of income to happiness because they focus, in part , on conventional achievements when evaluating their life or the lives of others.”

 

However there is one way that money can make you happy.

 

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