Is Your Ladder Leaning Against the Wrong Building?

By David Geller   |   April 1, 2013

We Americans celebrate our can-do spirit. We get up every day filled with enthusiasm to climb the ladder of success.  We rejoice in our accomplishments, lament our setbacks, and continually push ourselves onward and upward.

After years of spending the overwhelming majority of our time and attention climbing our success ladder, we finally make it.  We get the big promotion, earn what we have dreamed about, or sell our business for millions.  All too often, once our initial euphoria fades, we are left wondering, Is this all there is?

Happiness in life depends upon the quality of our most important relationships, our ability to engage in activities that grab out passions, and making a difference in the lives of others. When we pursue “success” and neglect what matters most, we can achieve remarkable financial success yet still end up feeling empty. Are you focusing enough of your time and attention on what matters most to you?

Is your ladder leaning against the wrong building?

About the Author

CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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