I’ve got an addictive personality.
A little never feels like enough for me. In fact, enough never feels like enough.
I always want to have that little bit more of everything.
I call it the “disease of more” and it stopped me from ever feeling truly fulfilled in my life. After all, how can I achieve fulfilment if I’m always looking for more?
I found myself in that position because I hadn’t done the deep work on myself. I thought always wanting more was the mindset that I needed, especially in business.
Here’s an example of what this mindset does to you.
At 22, I founded Vision Personal Training. And that business skyrocketed. It was really pumping and things were going well. The business ended up with a ton of franchises everywhere and I seemed to have everything I wanted.
But I got bored of that in about 5 years. I wasn’t happy with what I achieved. I just wanted whatever came next.
Next, next, next.
My life became all about what was next rather than what was happening right now. If I’d been in the moment, I’d have really appreciated what I’d achieved at such a young age.
But I wasn’t, so I didn’t. The disease of more kept pushing me away from my own happiness.
I was never happy now. Instead, I was always asking myself “when?” and craving more.
That probably sounds familiar. It’s an addict’s mindset. It’s the mindset that forces you to look externally for happiness instead of working on yourself and being present in the moment.
Here’s what I realised.
Life is a summit-less mountain. You’re never going to get to the top because it doesn’t exist.
So you have to enjoy the climb.
If you think you’re only going to feel happy when you get to the top then you’re going to end up like I was.
You’ll reach a “peak” and see another on the horizon.
Then there’s another and another.
Find happiness in the climb and you’ll finally overcome the disease of more.
I believe in you