Were you ever told to be satisfied with life?
Happy with life? Absolutely. Satisfied? No.
You see, from the moment you were born you’ve been going after goals. First you wanted to crawl, then stand, then walk, then talk.
As a baby, a very natural part of you always strived for that next level of accomplishment and how great you felt each time you achieved it. How happy those around you were too.
So why do we stop striving to better ourselves?
Is it any wonder life feels so meaningless and empty?
The reason you’re born to be dissatisfied is because you’re born to be a goal achiever, always onward and upward.
Don’t fight it; embrace it.
It’s in your nature to explore and experience life, to stretch, to grow.
The path to exploring, stretching and growing is to go after something you truly want.
“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being,
you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”
~~ Abraham Maslow
When we’ve stretching and giving our best, we’re at our happiest.
When we’re suppressing ourselves and living a mediocre life, we’re miserable.
To be “satisfied” with life at any time is to have missed the point completely.
Even if you’re living a fabulous, successful life, make sure you never stop growing, never become satisfied, because you’re sure to become miserable.
To be clear I’m not suggesting becoming ungrateful or becoming someone who constantly wants, wants and wants in order to be happy. This “I’ll be happy when…” syndrome. Not at all!
Always choose to be happy in life where you are at right now. This is a powerful choice you can make.
What I am saying is you CAN be happy AND dissatisfied at the same time because these are two different things.
When you’re dissatisfied you’re motivated to do better, to strive to become what you’re truly capable of.
Proactively dealing with your dissatisfaction leads to greater levels of happiness and it’s the fastest path to natural happiness, in fact euphoria.
If you think about it, most of the things we love in our life such as cars, trains, the telephone, computers – look around at your life – because these things are the result of someone’s dissatisfaction; their striving to do better.
“If I’d asked customers what they want, they’d have said a faster horse.”
~~ Henry Ford
Henry Ford is such an inspiration – he single-handedly changed the world in such an incredible way because he was dissatisfied!
The Model T came out in 1908 and by 1913 Mr Ford had introduced an assembly line. By 1927 Ford had produced over 15 million cars!
That kind of progress comes from dissatisfaction.
Are you dissatisfied with your life?
Start dreaming about what you’d love to have.
Reach for your true potential.
Set a goal and go after it with the same passion you had as a baby and you’ll become one of the happiest, most valuable people on the planet.
This is Janet Poole and I believe in freedom and living your true potential.
I believe in finding better ways to live your greatest potential.
I have searched the world to find the best way to grow and achieve your wildest dreams — I’ve found it in the program Thinking into Results.