Whenever you get to that point, whether it’s a promotion, whether it’s a bonus, yes it feels good for a couple minutes. You realize the fleeting nature of external achievement. Don’t get me wrong having more money is a good thing. It makes life easier. But the marginal utility of an extra dollar flatlines at about 85,000 dollars. It’s not the millions and billions of dollars that bring that shift in happiness.
Khe Hy is the creator of Rad Reads, a spiritual guide to Wall Street executives and has been called “Oprah for Millennials.”