We all know the good life means more than moneya�� but none of us is exactly sure what those other things are or how to get them. Leta��s face it: moneya��s pretty easy to count and it consistently brings some happiness for at least a short period of time. We all know love and friends and other stuff are important tooa��but theya��re a heck of a lot more complicated and we cana��t just have them delivered to our house by Amazon Prime.
Evaluating life by one metric turns out to be a key problem. We cana��t use just one yardstick to measure a successful life.
In Just Enough the authors refer to it as a a�?collapsing strategya�?a�� collapsing everything into one barometer of whether or not our life is on track. Most of us find it easy to focus just on money and say a�?Make the number go up.a�? Convenient, simplea��and dead wrong. The insanely successful people the authors spoke to often felt they were missing out in another area of life, like their relationships. When we try to collapse everything into one metric we inevitably get frustrated.