“All we got is all we need.” – Malcolm Jenkins, NFL Safety
Kurt Vonnegut told a story about when he and author Joseph Heller were at a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island in NY.
The guests were mingling outside on the billionaire’s waterfront property.
The owner’s yacht was docked out front.
The property had a helipad.
Vonnegut said to Heller, “Joe, how does it make you feel to know that our host only yesterday may have made more money than your novel ‘Catch-22’ has earned in its entire history?”
Heller paused then said, “I’ve got something he can never have.”
Vonnegut, looking a bit confused says, “What on earth could that be, Joe?”
Heller replied, “Enough.”
Each of us has to decide on our own version of ENOUGH.
It’s a personal decision.
This decision will ultimately decide the amount of HAPPINESS we get out of life.
Trying to keep up with the lifestyles and possessions of others is a great way to live a miserable life.
That version of ENOUGH is like running on a hamster wheel.
We never get there.
There will always seem like something is missing.
The happiest people I know base their ENOUGH on 3 things:
- Quality people.
- Long term relationships.
- Doing work that matters.
What’s your version of ENOUGH?
Find that and watch your best life unfold.