Be A Little Greedy
Every time I get worried about the ‘Greater Depression’, I think that just about anything is going to be better than the way people lived in the past without crisis — just everyday life. No electricity, no central plumbing, no TV, not even hand-washing (seriously, they didn’t even wash hands in hospitals until 19th century).
On the flipside, if you’re not afraid of a lot of these hardships, it may hinder your ability to make money. Similar to the happiness thing – if you’re too happy, you’re not very motivated to improve your life.
“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. ” — Michaelangelo Buonarotti
If you’re not afraid of a lowered lifestyle, you have to find another source of motivation and greed, always keep dreaming and have specific goals – the higher the better.