Have you stopped to notice that human beings have an insatiable appetite for more? More money, more fun and what have you? Why is that? Is it greed, selfishness? Or are humans just capable of achieving more than are being currently achieved? Are we demi-gods that have been subdued by our environments, cultures, societies and have lost our abilities to make exploits beyond imagination due to intense focus on trivialities?
O well, we will discover how to strike a balance as we go….
This article focuses on being content, not satisfied with mediocrity or little successes but finding inner peace as we come up with strategies to achieve more.
if you don't have enough right now to be happt, it's lilkely you never will. -Anonymous
Why are human beings almost never contented? Some believe we are never contented with our little successes because we are gods in weak containers (body) and somehow, our inner beings are aware of our extraordinary capabilities but cannot bring about the manifestations of those things due to some barricades such as; the mind, circumstances surrounding us and even the body.
My answer would be; as long as you are living, there is more for you to do. No one’s life is waste of time or space except if you make it so. I wouldn’t say it is greed or ignorance to want more in life; it is natural, very much human. Any man with blood running through his veins should desire more. But, if you do not appreciate your little successes, you will never attain more…. Being content can make you try certain things and fail over and over again because; you appreciate the fact that each failure brings you closer to the desired success! Desiring more blindly will simply make you change course. You might end up dabbling into so many businesses that would eventually fail.
I will conclude with what Kendra Scott has to say…
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have. – Anonymous
Contentment is not settling in my book. It is appreciating the gifts in my life that I am fortunate enough to have and it is being grateful for having the things that I need.
If i end up being the only person to read this post, I'd still well be fulfilled. Cheers!