Morgan Housel in his amazing book The Psychology of Money says:
“The hardest financial skill is getting the goalpost to stop moving.“
You’ll never be content with your money if your expectations outpace your income.
Stopping the goalposts from moving is an essential financial skill. It’s one of the most difficult skills.
According to Matt Haig in Reasons to Stay Alive, being happy with what you have is a revolutionary act in a world that drives you to spend more.
It’s important to realise that managing expectations doesn’t have to imply being conservative or unmotivated.
When you stop comparing yourself to others and the goalpost stops changing, you will be content.
Learning to say “enough” will give you peace of mind and stop you from chasing endless goalposts.
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