Trap 2: Beware Dissatisfaction
Do not listen to those who say, “Never be satisfied.” Satisfaction is something you should feel as you strive, not one day when all is perfect. Being satisfied, then, doesn’t mean “settling.” It simply means accepting and taking pleasure in what is. It’s allowing yourself to feel contentment whether or not a thing is complete or “perfect.” You have to reach yourself to feel fulfilled and enjoy the journey now.
These prompts will help.
- The areas of my life I’ve felt consistently dissatisfied with include . . .
Think about personal development, health, wealth, career, fun & hobbies, family and friends, etc.
- Some good things that have also happened in those areas include . . .
Look at the good side of these areas and ask yourself what has been learned. Again, if you’re dealing with year-long dissatisfaction on the job, it’s because it’s no longer providing meaning to you.
- Something I can say to myself the next time I feel dissatisfied, to get me to notice the good things and continue moving forward, is . .
- Someone who probably sees me dissatisfied more than I want them to is . . .
- If I were going to inspire that person to believe you can enjoy life as you work hard and
succeed, I would have to change these behaviors . . .