Contentment vs Striving

SysyphusI would honestly have to say that currently I am not satisfied with where I am in my life at this point. I think most people feel that way to some degree. Hats off to those lucky few who are totally satisfied and content with their current situation in life. I am in awe of those people.

While I was thinking about this and I have to admit, stressing out about it to some degree, I brought out an excerpt I took from a great book I read by former Navy SEAL Mark Devine called “Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency And Mental Toughness To Succeed At An Elite Level”. I encourage anyone to read it who is interested in succeeding in life. In it he talks about the 5 Mountains of Self Mastery and they are the physical, mental, emotional, intuition & awareness and the Kokoro spirit mountains. But the excerpt that really hit home to me was the following:

“In the context of everyday life choices , simplicity can mean to be content with your present situation. Though it is important to work toward the best possible future, remaining content at the same time keeps things simple. In fact, where you are now is a necessary step in your evolution, and it was created by you. It doesn’t help to beat yourself up if you aren’t happy with the current state of affairs. Keep it simple, and be content: obsessing about what you don’t have accomplishes nothing. Remain content with where you are while executing a simple strategy for getting to where you want to go.”

– Mark Devine – Unbeatable Mind

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