How To Balance Being Un/Satisfied

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It’s really easy to want more. We live in a consumer-driven society that constantly tells you that you need to have more (and buy more) in order to be happy. Bigger is considered better and getting more means that we’re getting our money’s worth.

We are concerned with keeping up with the Joneses (or the Kardashians). We put pressure on ourselves to keep up with our peers. If we see them on fancy vacations on Facebook or Instagram, we can’t help but compare ourselves.

It’s not good to consistently compare our lives with other people’s lives and feel jealousy. Instead, we should be happy for other people’s success (and maybe even ask for advice if they’re succeeding in something that we want to be successful in too). We need to practice gratitude and be satisfied with what we have. It puts a positive spin on our energy.

There is value in being unsatisfied. It’s healthy to want more, but without being greedy. It’s good to want to be more successful. It’s perfectly fine to want to have a better life.

The key is balance. You have to balance both being satisfied and unsatisfied at the same time. It sounds ironic, but it’s possible. You should both feel satisfied with what you have and yet be unsatisfied to the point where you’re driven to achieve more. 

Roderick Conwi writes at about lifestyle development. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.    

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