Friday, 17 October 2014

Are we there yet?

This might be a tough one to understand but I keep asking myself is "is there anything like been satisfied(at a point in your life)?
I mean saying stuffs like "I've achieved this, then i guess its high time i relent". I don't know if its applicable to you or everyone in general but "is there anything like putting a fullstop(an end) in one's ambition or success story". You may be asking yourself; don’t content and satisfied mean the same thing? Not really.
Contentment is something we should all be striving for. To be content, as far as I’m concerned, is to be able to be happy in the life you’re living; to have the ability to be grateful for what you have and enjoy life. I’m content, but I’ll never be satisfied.
To say that you’re satisfied with everything in your life is just a way to justify giving up on your dreams. I believe that if you ever feel completely satisfied with everything in your life, you haven’t set the bar high enough. You’ve given in to the temptation to accept mediocrity. You’ve settled for being good rather than striving to be great. I encourage you to not allow yourself to be completely satisfied with your life. The only time you should allow yourself to stop striving to be better is when you’re six feet under. 
I think we all need to strive to feel content in our lives and to be grateful for what we have. But that doesn’t mean that you need to be satisfied with everything and stop striving to improve your life and the lives of those around you.
If Rosa Parks had been satisfied, blacks may still be sitting at the backs of buses. If Terry Fox had been satisfied with living with his cancer, many people who have survived the disease since, would be dead. Being satisfied is just an excuse for not working hard to improve and there is no excusing that.

Learn to take a few minutes at the end of each day this week to be thankful for what you have and also to think about the things that you still want to achieve. Be thankful for where you are, never be satisfied, You can always do better. That way you can work on finding contentment, but you’ll avoid falling into the trap of feeling satisfied.

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