We must keep growing!
Everything in life either grows or dies, relationships, businesses, and anything else.
If you don’t keep growing you’ll become frustrated and miserable no matter how much money you have in the bank (or rather invested in stocks and shares).
So the secret to happiness, according to Andrew, can be summed up in one word.
Progress equals happiness!
Even if you are not there/where you want to be, but if you are making progress with the things that matter you will start to feel more fulfilled.
The second principle, if it were, is that you have to give to feel truly happy.
If you don’t give you’re limiting your happiness. You’ll never feel absolutely alive.
‘You make a living from by you get, you make a life by what you give!’.
– W. Churchill.
Sharing your gifts, your knowledge and experience to help others taps into the true nature of a human being. It isn’t to be selfish. We are driven by our desire to contribute, we want to share, it makes our lives richer to share.
If you don’t have that sense of contribution you’ll never feel truly fulfilled.
It’s also worth reminding ourselves of the obvious truth that becoming financially rich isn’t the key to fulfilment.
People often chase after money in the delusional belief that it is some kind of magic elixir that will give joy and meaning to their lives.
But money alone will never give you an extraordinary life.
I know millionaires that are miserable.
And if you’re not happy you you can’t have a magnificent life no matter how big your net worth.
Remember money doesn’t change people it just amplifies their nature.
If you have a lot of money and you’re sad and mean money will exacerbate that.
But if you have a lot of money and you are generous you’ll naturally give more.
Now there is one thing to point out here. If you are are someone that contributes to the world and gives a lot to others. There is something to be cognisant of.
That is; making everyone else happy but yourself!
You know the safety instruction the flight attendant gives you on an airplane:
‘Fix your own safety mask before helping others‘.
Well, it’s worth thinking about!
Unless you help yourself first how can you help others?
You can’t! You’ll be in trouble and you wont be able to help the people you care about!
So in order to help others, you must first help yourself. It’s imperative that you are fit, strong, and healthy so you have the energy to keep on doing what you do!