Control = Happiness

Control is a powerful word. It’s a word that suggests dominion over others, things, circumstances, events, life. It’s also a word that separates the wealthy and the successful from everyone else. In my Rich Habits research I found everything circles back to one thing: control. The wealthy have it; the poor don’t. The wealthy have control over so many things:

  • Habits
  • Emotions
  • Health
  • Savings and spending
  • Work life
  • Relationships
  • Thinking
  • Goals
  • Home life

When you have control over your life, it makes you happy. Lack of control is one of the primary causes of unhappiness. But control does not come easy. It requires sacrifice, discipline, devotion to the concept of delayed gratification, separating yourself from the herd, early mornings, hard work. When you make the upfront investment success requires, the ultimate payoff is control over your life, which creates a feeling of overall happiness. Control = happiness. Those who pursue success and wealth are really after one thing: control over their lives.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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