Today we cover what some people might consider red flags in their lives that might actually be a good thing. Don’t have many close friends? Good! You think you are wrong all the time? Great! Don’t “feel” rich? Fantastic! You are probably better off than you realize. Check out the website for more content www.bcbousa.com
Most people can’t help but compare themselves to other people. We look at others who we consider more successful and try to figure out why – maybe they have more employees, more funding, more skills, more talented, etc. We also tend to look over our lives and seek out red flags. Problems, or at least what we think are problems, that might be holding us back. Today, we discuss an interesting article that pointed out 3 “red flags” that many people see in their lives that might actually be a sign that you are more successful than you realize.
The first being that you only have one or two “close” friends. Think of a close friend as someone you can call at any time day or night and that person would be there to help you. You need them, they come. Simple as that. No questions asked. Having only one or two close friends is a sign of success, a sign of independence and according to studies can increase your chances of survival compared to those who have many friends, but the bonds are not strong. It is ok to only have a couple of close friends, and then have plenty of people in your life that you share experiences with, have fun with, communicate with that aren’t “close”.
Next, if you tend to think you are wrong all of the time there is pretty good chance you are smarter than you realize. According to research, people with high ability tend to underestimate how good they are. They think if something is easy for them then it is likely just as easy for other people. Do you find yourself saying “I think…” as opposed to “I know…” often? It is a sign of wisdom. Wisdom comes from realizing that while you might know a lot, there is still a lot left to learn.
Finally, if you don’t “feel” rich it might be because you have already reached a level of success where money isn’t the only driving factor in your happiness. Money is important. We need it to pay bills, etc. However, at a certain threshold, money no longer has as big of an impact on your happiness, stress levels, etc. Increases in your income will make changes in some of the things you can buy, vacations, investments, etc. but it will not drastically change how you live your life. What is more important is how you feel about how you earn your money. Do you enjoy your job? Does it make you feel satisfied and happy? Those are the more important things to feel.
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