A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER
1 If you were unhappy before you got the fancy car, you will still be unhappy after the excitement of getting it wears off, so prioritise happiness.
I often ask people to write down five things that make them happy, and to exclude money, because money is a tool to help you get what makes you happy. Often, people struggle to come up with five points, which is puzzling because people want to be happy, but they do not know what makes them happy.
Meeting your emotional needs of love, significance, contribution, variety, security and growth will make you happy, and this is all internal work – not external.
Many people assume that driving a fancy car denotes a successful, happy existence, but if you lack self-love, which then spills over to others, material things can have very little meaning. So it is about self-worth, not net-worth; and interdependence, not independence. 2 If you build your self-worth, your net-worth will increase. So instead of acquiring a lifestyle, build yourself into a person who can attract the kind of lifestyle you desire because of the person you have become. The happiest people seldom judge themselves by what they own, but by who they are.
If your self-image requires that you own something so you feel worthy or better, then you need to work on building an internal capacity of worthiness.