Following Kevin’s Fun With Statistics series, I’ll be doing a Fun With The 2×2 Matrix series.Â In this part of the series, we’ll be looking at the dynamic between Success and Happiness.
Most variables in life can probably be better modeled as a function, showing th inflection point at which there might be too much of a thing, or where too much of a thing results in a decline of another equally important variable.Â But, the 2×2 Matrix can also be useful and descriptive.
Happiness versus Success
Is it true that the more successful you the happier you are?Â Let’s take a look:
Like most people — perhaps — I’ve found myself occupying all the cells at certain points in my life.Â As a whole, though — which I find troubling — is that I usually feel that I’m in the upper-left quadrant or bottom-right.Â Â It’s dichotomous, I know; which is why I’m troubled by that discovery.
I’m told that most successful people inwardly feel that they are in the upper-left quadrant.Â I’m not sure if I buy into that completely.
Where do you find yourself?Â Do you see a dynamic in your life between success and happiness?