Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Power Post - Are You Content?

It's the start of the New Year.  You may need a job, you may be looking to switch jobs, you may just feel restless.  Your work/life "balance" may be anything but balanced.  Or, you may appear to have the world by the tail...job is good, family is is good.  Right?

Maybe not.

So, what are we chasing?  Is there always something better just ahead of us?  Maybe if we just work harder, or smarter, or whatever the new catch phrase is for those of us in the self-appointed Overachievers Club, everything would be fine.  Right?

Maybe not.


Luckily for us the search can end today. We do not need to forever chase an elusive goal of contentment from someone, something or some place.  We need only to look within ourselves.  The real struggle is an inner one.  

Are we willing to reach out to friends, colleagues and advisers who will help us discern our own contentment?  That is the hard part.  I know it is for me.


Are you willing to stop chasing, and start reconciling within yourself just where you are on your contentment journey?  Is achieving that next goal just what you need to "make things right?"  Or, is it time to stop looking so far ahead that you miss the amazing things happening right now?


I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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  1. Too many people live in the future, thinking "I can't wait for Friday/the end of the month/my birthday/the holidays." We miss that which is right in front of us.

    Live in the moment. It's immensely satisfying.

  2. I totally agree Dwane. As that old saying says - it is the journey, not the destination that is important.