3MN: how to become wealthy, making decisions, and why mediocre is okay.

3MN: how to become wealthy, making decisions, and why mediocre is okay.

Happy 3-Minute Thursday!

You are busy, so let's make this quick. No fluff, no filler, no spamming. Just three minutes each week could change everything.

Minute 1 - An idea on how to become wealthy.

Wealth is what you don't see. It's all the cars, diamonds, watches, and phones not purchased. True wealth is not flashy, but it is worth pursuing.

Minute 2 - A quote about making decisions.

Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert:

"At every stage of our lives we make decisions that will profoundly influence the lives of the people we're going to become, and then when we become those people, we're not always thrilled with the decisions we made. So young people pay good money to get tattoos removed that teenagers paid good money to get. Middle-aged people rushed to divorce people who young adults rushed to marry. Older adults work hard to lose what middle-aged adults worked hard to gain. On and on and on.

I tend to never learn this lesson. I am constantly underestimating how much I will change in the future. My personality will change. My desires will change. My goals will change. Don't be upset that you don't know what your future holds. If you're anything like me, you will change over time.

Minute 3 - Reflection about mediocrity.

💬 Is it okay to be mediocre?

It doesn't always good, but being average doesn't immediately signify you're a failure. In fact, accepting mediocrity can be freeing because it lets us live in the moment and enjoy life without feeling like we have to be great at everything.

Consider this about mediocrity:

  • Society puts a lot of pressure on us to stand out, but cares very little about us once we do. Don't sacrifice everything for attention that is fragile.
  • Being average does not determine your value.
  • Success is personal and depends on the person, and everyone has different strengths and weaknesses.
  • Don't waste your time chasing perfection, embrace your flaws and own your uniqueness! Celebrate the quirks that set you apart, because that's what makes you extraordinary!
How can you change from being hard on yourself to being kind to yourself? I want to hear from you. Send your reflections or thoughts by simply replying to this email.

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Until next week,

Payton Minzenmayer

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