Today On Mindset Hackers we are going to be talking about what I call the Dopamine Treadmill, when you constantly chase the symbols of success and still end up so unfulfilled and unhappy in life and why that happens from a neuroscience perspective.
I'll also give 5 tips on how to let happiness, success and wealth coexist together.
Matthew McConaughey said it best in Wolf of Wall Street:
"𝙄𝙩'𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙙𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙."
"Come up with another brilliant idea. A 'Special idea'. Another stock to reinvest his earnings. And he will come back every single time. You keep them on the ferris wheel and keep it spinning, and spinning, and spinning."
This is why there can be so much wealth co-existing with so much unhappiness, anxiety and depression.
Dopamine is the 'molecule of more'.
It's all very intentional.
Social media 'likes'.
Dopamine is the reward seeking chemical and is highest when the payoff is unpredictable,...