The pursuit of happiness is one of our key drivers in life. We go after things in life because a part of us feels that when we get those things or have those experiences, we will feel happy.
While our desire to experience happiness drives most of the things we do, the truth is those things are not essential to be happy now.
I remember early in my management career, I wanted to climb the corporate ladder because I wanted to get a company car. Hey, don’t judge me! I was young and naive!
I thought if I had a company car, it would give me a lot more options to do things and also travel more since I wouldn’t be paying for it. After four and a half years, an opportunity came up and I was offered a new role and along with a new company car.