You will never have or do enough. You will never achieve a goal that will fully satisfy. No other person or set of circumstances will complete you. Now, let me explain.
For as long as that thing out there is the key to being happy, nothing, absolutely nothing will ever be enough. It’s the heart of true despair to believe that attaining anything you don’t already have available to you is the key to life.
Have you noticed how the goal posts only continue to move forward every time you attain or achieve something?
Have you noticed how the richest and most famous people are still miserable and have a world of pain and dysfunction in their life?
Contentment is at the heart of a happy life, and it’s among the most difficult spiritual disciplines in the history of humankind.
To delight in one’s current position, to feel gratitude for what is, to be thankful for what you have, to be okay and at peace—people don’t go to war in that state of consciousness.
Goals are great. Moving the ball forward is essential for progress in this world. But having the anchor of your soul attached to a firm foundation, not a moving target, is the only thing keeping us from running a never-ending race of desire and despair.