Being Content

It’s amazing how much your perspective changes as you get older. It’s amazing that as you mature, your perspective changes. When you get married,┬áit’s no longer about you anymore, you have a partner to consider. If you took the career route, working late means more to you than a night out with friends. Your priorities change in ways you never thought possible.

But the roots of life aren’t based on material assets. Setting goals and achieving them can be seen through material things but in the end, what matters is looking back at how far you’ve come and being content with where you are going.

To be content, you shouldn’t envy others. Please don’t. See what others have, be happy for them but work towards your own successes. Some people have things handed to them and they don’t understand how hard someone else is working to achieve that same thing. What may take weeks or months for some may take years for others. Negativity does not enhance your character. It also makes everything around you sour and stifles progress.

So the next time you see someone and you want their life or something they have, use it as inspiration to be a go-getter and do better for yourself. Set goals and know that nothing happens overnight. Leave envy at the door. You don’t know what they went through to get where they are and if it’s well known that it was handed to them, then that makes it even better for you personally to know you worked hard to get to the same level.

None of us are perfect, but we can use our imperfections to bring out the best in us.

Because you love the quotes I post, here are two, as usual, taken from Real Simple: