It’s human nature to believe we’re just one small change away from greatness. If only we could do this or do that – everything would be perfect. Our wants, wishes, dreams and desires mix with our regrets, our pain and our envy to create the perfect illusion of a puzzle we must solve before we can continue on our quest.
It’s all lies. Here’s why;
A couple of months ago I wrote an article called ‘The Little Things’ in which I discussed how we are always looking at what we lack rather than what we have.
The powerful CEO who works 80 hour weeks and earns 6 figures a year is jealous of the 9-5 guy who takes home minimum wage and is free every evening to hang out with his friends and family. Likewise, the 9-5 guy wishes he could escape his bland career and earn a shed load of cash, even if it means longer hours and less time at home.
Who is right? Which person has the better lifestyle? What would happen if they swapped places?
Both, neither, the truth is they would find something else to moan about. That’s the way it is. Nothing is ever exactly how we want it. We need to tweak and fiddle around with everything because we’re led to believe our lives would improve, if only… something… was different.
Do you feel like you could do with a bit of good fortune?
Do you always focus on things you can’t immediately change?
Do you moan that certain tasks are too difficult?
Do you hold back in life because you never seem to have any money?
These problems are all in your head. They’re imaginary. They don’t exist.
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