Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Do you find yourself continuously yearning, rather than appreciating?
We are often times so consumed by wanting things, we can ultimately create a needless shadow over everything that we are most appreciative of having achieved, by negating it in favor of that which we are still hoping to acquire or accomplish.
The drive that fuels our desire to kick our heels out of bed and come to the beginning of each new day with a metaphorical “fire in our belly” that stimulates all of the actions and engagements that we leverage in the course of our day today existence can in many ways hide our attraction to all that we have already accomplished.
When you are determined to have a lifestyle of your choosing, which includes the time that you spend working, the people with whom you work, the people with whom you spend your free time, and all associated possessions that will arise as a direct result of having made these specific choices, you are living within a world of your own prioritization.
Given the opportunity to reflect backwards, and look at that which you were most desirous of achieving or accomplishing at an earlier stage in your life, are you ultimately losing perspective and therefore diminishing the gratitude that you feel by overlooking them in favor of your continuous pining for something more?
It is possible to maintain that same degree of gusto and enthusiasm, while at the same time feeling the tremendous gratitude and appreciation… if you are remaining conscious of these variables and maintaining a healthy balance between them, you will find yourself living a much more satiated existence.