Success is Getting What You Want; Happiness is Wanting What You Get

“Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.” ~ Dale Carnegie

This profound quote has been repeated again and again over the years. But what does it mean, and how can you apply it in everyday life?

In its simplest form, this simply suggests that success comes from achievement and accomplishment, and happiness is attained from appreciating and feeling grateful for what you attain and where you are.

This sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? But problems arise because we often times don’t know what we want.

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Does Efficiency Work for Those Who Have Overextended Themselves?

I’ve talked and written many times about efficiency. As a result, I was intrigued by this comment over at lifehacker:

“My problem wasn’t that I was insufficiently efficient. The problem was
that I was way too overextended. I had taken on more than even a very
efficient person could handle. Efficiency is great, but it can only get
you so far.”

I understand the problem. Many of us find (or should I say “get ourselves into”) ourselves overextended, over strained, and overstressed at some point in our lives, maybe even at this very moment.

In these times, is the solution to our troubles that we need to be more efficient? I think not.

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