Always Be Creating
They think it is some kind of destination, and all they need to do is figure out how to get there.
If they get that dream house, they’ll finally be happy.
If they get that job, they’ll finally be happy.
If they finally meet their soul mate, they’ll finally be happy.
However, if you can think back to getting all those “things” that you thought would make you happy, you may discover something.
Sure, they felt good. But that feeling suddenly wore off.
People become serial monogamists because they get addicted to that wonderful feelings that come with new relationships.
As soon as it becomes normal, and loses its luster, they seek another partner.
Perhaps you’ve been a victim of such “monogamy.”
The truth about any feeling that’s dependent on a thing, is that feeling only lasts as long as the thing is new.
As soon as you start to expect it to be there, even taking it for granted, it loses it’s “happiness” feeling.
From a purely biological-evolutionary standpoint, it’s easy to see why this is.
Tribes of ancients humans who were “happy” to sit around in the same place eventually ran out of food.
Those that had their “happiness” contingent upon always finding new and better hunting grounds tended to do much, much better. They passed on a lot more of those “happiness is always fleeting” genes to their kids.
As I’m sure you know, early humans, at least the most successful ones, were nomads. Out of Africa, and all over the world.
So, does that mean happiness is always short lived?
As humans with conscious brains, and logical planning capabilities, we can engineer our circumstances so that happiness is a way of life, and not contingent on getting the next shiny new object.
And that is to embrace your nature as a creator, not as a getter.
The act of creation, life long creation, is what creates real, lasting happiness.
We’re most happy when we are making something HUGE that will define our lives.
Even after you’ve found your soul mate, you still need to work on your relationship. To continually build it with your partner as you both grow and change and learn.
The same goes for your job, your health, and your spiritual life.
This is why the greatest entrepreneurs of all time were ALWAYS creating and building and providing new and better products and solutions.
Few people ever got rich with one magic invention that made them billions.
What do you want to create? What will your lasting impression on the world be?