Dissatisfaction comes from something. Meaning, there is a reason behind it (or reasons.)
If we can uncover the reasons behind the negative emotion, or at the very least be aware of the reasons why, we can begin to resolve it.
For example, if making more money leaves you dissatisfied, especially if you are making more than 80% of the people on earth, then perhaps not having enough money isn’t the reason for your dissatisfaction. More of the same isn’t likely to fly.
Solving the problem by doing the same thing over and over again won’t work. You need a new approach, a different perspective.
Perhaps you are not sure what the reason is. It’s a little hard to resolve something if you don’t know why you are doing it, or are even unaware that you are doing it at all 🙂
This requires digging in. Digging in to what motivates you, and what you want out of life.
How do you see yourself?
Who do you want to be?
How do you come across to others?
Do you consider yourself an angry person or is something just making you angry?
Do you consider yourself unlucky or are you simple acting in ways that lead to unlucky outcomes?
Culture, circumstances, family, surroundings… shape us.
But so do we. We have the power to shape who we are too. Even more so than culture, because… well, it’s personal. It’s our life, not culture’s.
We can define who we are and create our own rules of life.
Through our actions, our thoughts and our beliefs.
A unsatisfied life is just one option. You can always choose another.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #537