Life consists of setting goals and constantly pursuing them. Sometimes we think that the more we try the lesser goals we achieve, and because of that, we can become increasingly frustrated.
If dissatisfaction, frustration and craving for something we don’t have become part of our everyday life then we have a problem that requires an urgent solution. Then we need to stop, look around and ask ourselves: What is all the good we have in our lives? What have we achieved so far?
Each and every one of us will, if honestly answering these questions, find so many reasons for happiness and joy. Each one of us will, if thinking of all the good things we have already achieved, notice that life has already given us so much.
If we start every day with expressing gratitude to what we have, our lives will become more fulfilled and beautiful, we will be more and more aware of all the good things in ourselves and around us.
Being grateful doesn’t mean being modest, unambitious and passive.
It is just an expression of respect for what we already have and what brings us peace, satisfaction and meaning. Being grateful doesn’t mean giving up on our goals, but striving towards them while enjoying everything that we have already achieved so far.
Only satisfied and focused on positivity can we be motivated for new victories, while a constant focus on what we don’t have only lead to a life with chronic frustration and dissatisfaction. It’s up to us to decide which one of these two ways we will go.
By: Sonja Josipovic