Credits to Gary Vee
Don’t judge the tangibles, but rather judge the intangibles.
What Gary means by this is instead of judging your happiness level on physical things you can measure such as the amount of money you make, or the expensive things you have, instead, judge yourself on the intangibles like how you actually feel.
Too many entrepreneurs pursue success for the wrong reasons. There is no problem with having a desire to make a lot of money. You can help a lot more people with $1 million than you can with $10. It’s important to find an underlying purpose for why you do what you do. Otherwise, it is easy to get caught up in the rabbit hole of chasing money for clout which can lead to all sorts of bad things. Just ask Dhar Mann who became a millionaire after selling his company and lost it all after getting caught up spending more than he was making.
We all have bad days. It doesn’t matter who you are or how fortunate you are, you will run into some struggles in life that may extend weeks or even months.
Gary wanted to clarify that if you net 10 months of positivity and everything working out in life but have 2 months of hardships and low moments, you still netted positive that year. You are a happy person.
He says “people over judge the micro, under judge the macro, but need to judge it in happiness and fulfillment and not outside affirmation”.
What Gary means by this is to look at the bigger picture. You may have a disaster of a situation in your life at the moment, however, things always get better eventually, and when they do, you will realize that the disaster you were so worried about at the time was such an insignificant moment in your life and actually did not matter in the bigger picture.
People over judge the micro, under judge the macro.
Live in the moment, but when hardships arise look at the bigger picture.
An excerpt from Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King explains it best:
“You won’t be important to other people all the time, and that’s why you have to be important to yourself. Learn to enjoy your own company. Take care of yourself. Encourage positive self-talk – and become your own support system. Your needs matter, so start meeting them yourself. Don’t rely on others.”
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