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Are You Content with Your Life? 2 Ways to Look at Contentment.

It’s not contentment that makes most of us type-A personalities happy. It’s actually the opposite. It’s the moments when we are striving, driving, and reaching. That’s when we feel the most energized and alive. Yet we strive for contentment amid chaos and overwhelming moments. Something must be missing, right?

I believe there are two ways to look at contentment and dissatisfaction…

  1. Maybe you already have contentment, but you haven’t recognized it yet.

Sometimes we are too caught up with the urgency or deadline in front of us to recognize that we have arrived. Do you love what you’re doing, but you just don’t love how or with whom you are doing it? Great! Now you have to stand back and try to see the big picture of your situation. Be open-minded and evaluate each detail: do you love it, can you live with it, or can you change it? You just may discover that you have arrived and all you need to do is weed the garden.

  1. Sometimes dissatisfaction is trying to tell us something. Are you listening?

Or are you making excuses: they don’t think I’m smart enough, I don’t fit in, I don’t know enough, etc., etc., etc.! Have you heard the statement…

“Excuses are the tools of the incompetent to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness.”

I beg you, take a moment to listen to that dissatisfaction in your heart and ask yourself two questions. Am I no longer willing to live with it? What am I going to do about it?

When you answer these two questions, it just may change your life! I know this to be true, because it has changed my life and the life of many of my clients. Make a life… not just a living!