by: Yuri Elkaim

I just got back in from Los Angeles. I was there for a couple days of masterminding and I had a really interesting serendipitous experience that I want to share with you here.

The whole idea here is not to feel bad about the things that you want. So if you follow any of my content, a couple of weeks ago I went driving supercars with my good friend Nicholas Kusmich and one of the cars we drove was a McLaren 570S, which is an absolutely unbelievable car. I never really had any intention of wanting to McLaren before that. And then I drove it and now I want to buy this car.

Are Experiences More Valuable Than Things?

I love my house, I have a great car, but most importantly is my family and the experiences that we have together. So there’s this discussion about are experiences more valuable than things.

Personally for me, I believe it’s experiences, and I think you’re probably the same, right? Do you want to travel? You want to experience great things with your loved ones, friends and families, et cetera. But there are times where you want the thing like you want the bracelets or, well, I don’t know what a bracelet, but a watch, a pair of shoes, a car, whatever that might be. Those aren’t necessarily experiences, but I have a different way of looking at this.

So I have a BMW M5 and it was a dream car that I always wanted and I bought it about five years ago. And I’m really, really grateful for that car. And here’s the thing that I noticed is that every single time I get into the car and drive it, I feel really good. There’s just this sense of joy and the novelty really hasn’t worn off. And it started to occur to me a couple of years ago that if you want something and that something brings you joy consistently, then I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that right?

Feeling Good About What You Want

Now, let’s just be very clear about something. I’m not saying buying things is going to make you happy because we know that’s not the case, right? You have to find happiness within and through your contribution in this world, but if there are things you want in life, never feel bad about wanting them because as long as they make you feel good as you are experiencing them, then that’s great because the more you feel good, the more good things you can bring into your life.

And I know like as a health expert, sometimes there’s a little bit of shame around earning money and whatever, but I want you to feel none of that because number one, you can really make a difference in people’s lives and you should be compensated for that. And if you want to do cool things or experience cool things or buy that cool car or by the house or whatever, be okay with that because it is a representation of the contribution you are making to the world. Never feel bad about the things you want because as long as you’re helping other people, you deserve them. That’s the way I see it.

While we were in LA, we went dinner this one night and we walk into this restaurant and right there in front of the front door is this beautiful blue and McLaren 570S. And I’m like, “See? Yeah, there we go again.” Universe just putting this in front of me, reminding me that what I want is coming to me. And it was just such a cool experience. So I just thought I’d share that because if you want things in life, go after them. You can make them happen. You never feel bad about the things you want or the things you have. Because remember, as long as you understand that they don’t make you happy, but they can bring you joy, then I think that’s great. All right?

So let me know what you think about this in the comments below.

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