Greetings and Good Monday Morning, "M.A.I." Purple Family!😃💜☀️🙏🏾
I hope all is well with you this morning! First and foremost, thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog today! I greatly appreciate it. This week, I've been thinking about the concept of "why people are never satisfied with what they have." I think that we've all have been guilty of this in one way or another. However, we can all strive to be content with what we have, but there are times when we think to ourselves, "I want more and why can't I have what he or she has?" We are human, and it happens. So this week, I want to acknowledge these potential setbacks and offer you, including myself, solutions on how to be satisfied with what you have.
Top 3 Reasons Why People are Never Satisfied with What They Have?
1. Unrealistic and high expectations are placed on the people and things around you.
2. You have a 'Keeping Up with The Jones' mentality.
3. Ultimately, you genuinely don't appreciate what you have.
Now that we know the top three reasons "why people are never satisfied with what they have", we can begin to address how to combat them. Take the first reason, in my opinion, you can set reasonable expectations on how you interact with the people around you, and how obtain the things that you want in life within reason. When you set unrealistic and high expectations, it places unnecessary pressure on the people that you care about, and it eventually turns into negative energy. We all know that this negative energy affects everyone and everything involved. As a result, you will find it difficult to find peace and solace around you, and it will feel like you're constantly at odds or that others are against you. So with that said, make sure that your expectations are reasonable with an underlying layer of positivity. Make sure that your expectations are rooted in positive energy and that they make sense.
If you have a 'Keeping Up with The Jones' mentality, it essentially means you're constantly chasing after what someone else has. If this represents you, you need to ask yourself the question, "why do you need or want what someone else has?" Part of being an individual, is being unique and setting yourself apart from others. It is this individuality that makes you special. It's a cliché but true statement when we say, "if the world was full of people that look and act the same that this world would be a boring place", but there are a lot of people that thrive off of what other people do. There is a large section of our society, for example, that look to celebrities and social media influencers, as to how they are supposed to look, dress, and live their lives, and these people truly have no identity or have lost their identity to pop culture. To break from this mentality you have to be the type of person willing to embrace your individuality. It's ok to be different and set your own pace and tone in life. In my opinion, this is one of the hallmarks of being satisfied with what you have. When you're content with your own uniqueness and individuality you can be satisfied with yourself, and that satisfaction will also carry over into you accepting other aspects of your life as it stands. Being present in here and now is huge!
Not being able to appreciate what you have in front of you requires a certain level of selfishness that is important to acknowledge because, this selfishness can destroy you as a person. This selfishness is the culprit of destruction to friendships and relationships, and so much more. I'm sure that we all can find something or someone to be thankful for in life. However, to not be able to be able to find this consistent appreciation and wholeheartedly be satisfied with your life, is detrimental to your joy and happiness. I think of so many people that wish that they can be in my position in life, and that would trade places with me any day. When I think in these terms, how can I not be satisfied with my life as it stands? When you think about your ability to appreciate your life on the most fundamental level, does it make you feel satisfied with that you have? If you've answered, "yes", then you're already on the path to satisfaction!
As I close, I want you to think of the things that you can be appreciative for in life. Find satisfaction in what you have as it stands, at its core and basic fundamental level, in the here and now. Be present and thankful for what you have right now. Don't worry about setting unrealistic expectations. Embrace your individuality as a person and genuinely be thankful for what you have. Once you can do these things without thought, you will see a change in your life and you find happiness with what you have in abundance! I hope that you have an amazing week, and may this message add value to your life!
Peace & Blessings!
Charmyra E. Fleming is a romance author with a deep desire to M.OTIVATE | A.SPIRE | I.NSPIRE, her readers and beyond to live their lives with purpose, intention, and full of passion. Thank you for reading her blog post this morning. Hey, do her a favor, if you like or love this post, comment on it. She'd love to hear your feedback. Also, please feel free to share it with your family and friends in the social media universe. Your support is greatly appreciated!