Birthdays are celebrated in years. It seems like a sweet spot.

If they were celebrated in minutes, hours, days or months, they would seem too frequent and lose their allure.

If they were celebrated in decades, they would seem too short and rather depressing.

But many parents celebrate monthly birthdays of their children privately, before the years start stacking up. And many adults celebrate blocks of years as they grow older, calling it jubilees. There is something to learn from this about scaling measurement.

Getting the sweet spot of measurement that inspires gratitude in different aspects of your life is an art.

Let us look at wealth.

Depending on what part of the world you are, measuring financial success in dollars can either be inspiring or demotivating. A sweet spot is largely dependent on your reality. In a country with a significantly devalued currency, you might be doing just great until you convert your financial worth to dollars, and then depression sets in. The inverse is also true.

The first step in satisfaction is determining the measure you want to apply.

Start small and scale up to fit progress.

– Osasu Oviawe

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