Jeff Haden surveys 7 Poisonous Beliefs That Make You Desperately Unhappy.
He suggests that if you are routinely unhappy, there might be some things inside you that are the cause. The good news is that you can change those drivers. If you recognize them and if you want to.
Here’s a few of his points I particularly enjoyed.
You believe professional success will bring lasting fulfillment.
You believe you can do everything.
Contrary to the message of our society, you can’t every specific thing you put your mind to.
As an illustration, he says a muscular guy who weighs 250 will never finish a marathon in under 2 hours 30 minutes. The flip side is a marathon high achiever will never bench press 350.
I will never be a professional musician or Fortune 500 CFO or Big 4 partner. But I do run my own CPA firm and am a published author. I have no interest in the former, and have a blast doing the later.
You’re afraid of who you really are.
You have no one to call at 3 a.m.