This blog is designed for anyone who dares to dream BIG dreams or is interested in self-discovery: for a deeper meaning to life. It was not intended for the purpose of extending advice, but merely to share the author’s views on life. It is meant to take you on a journey of the mind, body and soul...to make you stop and think. Let’s explore together…
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Do You Want More?
It's been days counting and I'm sticking to my daily blog routine. Can't believe I did this years ago with my full time job...Creating readable content every day is no easy task, unless you are a creative genius or have a very exciting life and repertoire of lessons! I have/am neither.
So here goes...*still trying to figure out what to write tonight without boring you about my life or mundane motivational rehash!*
Recently someone told me that I am doing great...why are you never satisfied? (to paraphrase). I am not sure what context to take this in, but I asked myself the question. There's no simple answer...
I always say that success and happiness are two relative concepts: It is in the eyes of the beholder. My idea of success or happiness may be quite different from yours and the next person.
Also no one really ever knows the 'real deal' with what is going on with a person behind closed doors. That's why we should never compare ourselves to others, because each journey is different. I must continue to emphasize that "all that glitters is not gold."
With that being said...humanistic psychology dictates that it is human nature for us to always want more...at different times...(well some of us at least). To add my two cents: It is what we choose to do with "more" when it comes and the reasons why we want more, that holds the key to the concept of either becoming self-actualized and being the best we can possibly be, or just being greedy and ungrateful.
I for one, would like to utilize my passions and talents to their fullest potential. Not just for my own personal ambition and satisfaction barometer, but to impact other lives, because this in my opinion brings true joy and ultimate peace. This is what fulfilment feels like: to know that your life has meaning and purpose and you're not just passing through and killing time till you die.
To know that someone has benefited or can find healing, joy or motivation to get going or sort things out in their lives/vocation is rewarding beyond measure....well at least for me.It also helps you learn about others and become a better person in the process. For example, when I read the comments from my blog and even face to face with my speaking engagements and business projects, it makes me buoyant and provides the impetus to push even further.
I am not perfect...and never will be, but there's always time and space for more.