More money than you can spend. . . .
Puffier hair. . .
A face lift. . .
Well behaved children. . .
A handsome or beautiful spouse. . .
A huge house, a four car garage. . .
A nicer lawn, more trees. . .
Being a bum, being a workaholic, being both. . .
Having an affair with a different person every month. . .
Being an expert, being stupid. . .
2 BMW's in the driveway, three Mercedes or two Jeep Cherokees. . . .
A summer house in the woods, at the beach, in the city or anywhere. . .
Seasons tickets for the Chicago Bulls, world series or Super Bowl tickets. . .
A certain day of the week, week of the month, month in the year. . .
Having hair, straight hair, curly hair, longer hair, shorter hair. . .
Being blonde. . . .
A bigger office closer to the president. . .
Your own business, working for someone else, working part time. . .
Retiring, going back to work, or never having worked at all. . .
Being shorter, thinner, taller, better looking. . .
Early retirement . . .
Taking a long vacation every month, year. . .
Going on your 30th cruise. . .
Owning your own boat, airplane. . .
Hobbies or no hobbies. . .
Having a lot of time to kill, being too busy. . .
Being young, being old. . .
Marrying off your last child or only child. . .
Not having kids, having a dozen kids. . .
(why anyone would want to, is beyond me)
A college degree, a PHD, dropping out of college. . .
Chasing your dreams, catching your dreams, having no dreams at all. . .
Lots of goals, no goals, only one goal. . .
Reaching your goals, not reaching your goals, or not knowing whether you
have reached them or not. . .
Being famous, being infamous. . .
Being the best bowler, skier, skater, you name it. . .
Writing a book or 100 books. . .
Winning anything, winning everything, losing anything, losing everything. . .
Being number one. . .
Sailing around the world, around the corner. . .
A wall full of plaques, accommodations or awards. . .
Being a celebrity. . .
Your address, living in the country, city or both. . .
A home in some far off country. . .
Staying young, getting old or being about your age. . .
Being a jet setter, couch potato, not sure. . .
A wonderful marriage, happy divorce (if there is such a thing). . .
Being single. . .
Being Gay, being bisexual, being neutered. . .
Being royalty, a sports hero, famous actress, TV celebrity. . .
Having a dozen active girlfriends (boyfriends). . .
A membership at every club in town including the garden club. . .
Winning the lottery. . .
A platinum American Express card, a wallet full of credit cards. . .
A million dollars in the bank or owning the bank. . .
Renting a Rolls Royce for your 25th class reunion. . .
A Rolex watch. . .
A year vacation around the world. . .
Beating the house in Las Vegas. . .
Attending church every week or every day. . .
A swimming pool or tennis court in the back yard. . .
Attending self-help seminars, (even mine). . .
Reading self-help books, such as this one. . .
A big wedding, two big weddings. . .
Getting promoted, fired, laid off. . .
Moving to Florida, Arizona, Minnesota or Toledo. . .
The latest of anything or everything. . .
More stuff, bigger stuff, less stuff, better stuff. . .
Better sex, more sex, longer lasting sex, no sex, less sex. . .
A young girlfriend/boyfriend when you are 70 (unless of course she/he is
under 20). . .
Now, I would like to make it clear that I am not against any of these. (The positives. ) I would like to have a few that I don't have, myself. Some of these things, the good ones anyway, in and of themselves are worthwhile. Some of them are not so worthwhile. My point is, that none of them, will make you happy. They might make you feel good, look good, feel secure, look secure, and so on, but THEY WILL NOT MAKE YOU HAPPY.
Tim Connor, CSP is an internationally renowned sales, management and leadership speaker, trainer and best selling author. Since 1981 he has given over 3500 presentations in 21 countries on a variety of sales, management, leadership and relationship topics. He is the best selling author of over 60 books including; Soft Sell, That’s Life, Peace Of Mind, 91 Challenges Managers Face Today and Your First Year In Sales. He can be reached at email@example.com , 704-895-1230 or visit his website at http://www.timconnor.com .