One of the perks of having great and thoughtful friends is meaningful conversations aren’t hard to come by. They often happen without preparation or planning, born from the combination of starry nights, back porches, and a genuine interest in life and one another.
We recently got on the topic of goals, both personal and business, but more so on the idea of creating a never-ending, always moving target that can breed discontentment, a lack of gratitude, and an opportunity to let your priorities get totally out of whack.
Once the goal is achieved, then what? Once you make x amount of money, then how much? Once you’ve done or achieved ____, then will you be happy, satisfied, fulfilled? Once the bad circumstance changes, then can you start living?
The obvious answer we all know is that nothing will ever be enough, yet we live as if that next thing, just one more, just a little further...will be the thing that finally unlocks some new plane of existence.
Then it doesn’t.
So, I beg the question, what if this is enough?
Crazy, right? I’m not saying to abandon your worthwhile goals or stop working hard, but what if you decided where you are now, what you’ve been blessed with, is simply enough. For many, I’d argue it’s even more than enough.
If you’re reading this post, it’s highly likely you’ve already won the cultural or societal lottery, relative to the rest of the history of humankind. So why not abandon the notion of “maybe one day when ____” and embrace the fact that your life is a beautiful gift and loving relationship is the point?
I guarantee you life will get better, not because you’ll magically get more, but because you’ll actually be able to see everything you already have. So, I’ll ask it again, what if this is truly enough?