Skip to Navigation

There is a tension between satisfaction and ambition (or desire, if you like); the space between them has the potential to spur us on, or to addle our motivation.

Too little satisfaction and we can be snared by all sorts of undesirables, of which unhappiness and dissatisfaction are the ringleaders.

At the other end of this imaginary continuum, too much satisfaction can lead to complacency and lack of drive. Contentment is a safe option that robs us of the energy to strive  for more, or to question what ‘is’.

The aim is to get the balance right; be satisfied with what you have, but make sure it’s not enough. Ambitions and goals are useful, but they are best tempered by composure and acceptance of the moment.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest from the blog

Learned Helplessness is Taking Over

If society is responded to the rise in depression with helplessness, then society has bought into precisely the thinking styles that contribute to depression in the first place.

If you suffer from depression the last place to spend your time is among people who feel as you do, but if everybody feels fatalistic about it where’s the support to come from?

Continue reading

It Was Polite When It Left My Lips

Is it something in the air? How do my carefully chosen words get distorted in the short distance from speaker to listener? I never meant harm. A simple statement of fact, a remark or an observation… Anyway, that’s how I am; what you see is what you get, I can’t change, it’s just how I […]

Continue reading
%d bloggers like this: