I call it my “Happiness Threshold.” There is an income level that once I’ve achieved it, I’ve found any additional income doesn’t make me any happier. I make a good living now, but there have been times when I made three times as much and other years where I had no household income at all due to a failing prior business, yet I’ve never been happier than I am right now.
I’ve learned that once my basic financial needs are met, additional money doesn’t make me happier. That knowledge freed me from the treadmill pursuit of “More” so I can focus on doing what I love, and that has led to a greater joy than I ever knew was possible.
May your day be filled with blessings.
“Getting rich is life’s biggest booby prize. People who aren’t happy want to be rich. I want to be happy.” –Samuel Adams Beer Founder Jim Koch