I recently read a quote that begrudgingly, spoke to me. It went something like this….Give up the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, or with the next partner. Until you abandon the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.
I’ve always looked at my life as trying to do better today than yesterday…..but after reading the quote above, have I taken it too far? Back in the winter, I was in a rut. A BAD NASTY rut. I decided to “just be” and what felt like overnight, things started to change for the better. It’s just so hard to be content when you’re naturally a highly motivated and ambitious person and always looking for betterment. It just doesn’t feel natural.
Take for instance my current job. It’s great. I get to travel, work from home, have relative autonomy in my schedule. So why am I not content? I fought hard to get this opportunity but I’m already looking elsewhere. Without getting into the gory details, I’m a firm believer in positive reinforcement, and there’s a definite lack of positive reinforcement and feedback in my current role. I don’t need my ego stroked, but when you’re not even getting a friendly smile thrown in your direction….it’s pretty depressing.
Nevertheless, new personal goal……switching focus & energy from looking for greener grass to watering & tending my own grass is worth being a passion project. Positivity breeds positivity. Isn’t that what they say?
Any personal stories or advice? I’d love to hear them.