The key to financial success is to be content with what we already have. If we are not content, then we cannot be happy. Being content is a choice that we make, it’s about changing the way we look at and perceive our own situation. If we count our blessings and appreciate our place in life instead of focusing on all the bad and negative toxins that surround us, then we will be able to have a greater focus on accepting and even embracing the direction our life has taken. We will begin to see value and experience true contentment with this new acceptance.
Despite our condition, our situation or our position in life, if we choose to be happy, and find true contentment in what we already have instead of wishing we had something else, then we will experience a great transformation. Many people fall into the consumer trap, convincing themselves that they need more. It is so easy to be discontent with what has been dealt us. Many people think that life would be better and easier with more money and more possessions. In fact, modern day advertising encourages us to think this way. But, it’s not true. We are such a privileged people with all the blessings that surround us. So many people in our world lack the very basic needs that we take for granted. Many do not even have a dry shelter to sleep in, warm clothes to wear or access to clean drinking water or nutritious food. We should be thankful that we are blessed with food, shelter, friends, family and a job.
We are always so focused on our tomorrows…for a happiness that we believe will come with more pay, a nicer car, a better vacation, a larger home and a more prestigious job. We would live a more satisfied and joy filled life if we could only focus on today, be happy with what is happening in our lives RIGHT NOW and stop dreaming of what tomorrow might bring. Tune into optimism and dismiss the negative. Remove the toxicity in your life and only allow the positives to influence you. Don’t let the negatives overwhelm any contentment that tries to enter your heart. Remove the black hole where life is supposed to thrive.
Once you start to realize your dreams, will you actually be happy or will you still want more? Think about that one time when you were at the height of your game…good pay, great job, material possessions. Did you want more? I would guess; yes! Be happy with where you are today. Be happy with where you have been placed at this very moment in time. Be happy with life experiences; with spending time with your children, your loved ones and your closest friends. Dismiss those who bring you down, talk bad about you and complain about who you are and what you do. These people are not happy with their own lives and get some sort of pleasure bringing others down to their discontented level.
Simplify your life. A cluttered life will lead to a discontented life. Free yourself of disorganization, clutter and time consuming non-sense. Develop a plan for your finances and prepare to remove the financial clutter from your life. Once done, peace will surround you.
Navigating life can be tough; especially in our materialistic society. Being content with what we already have can save a lot of time and stress.
Always be content with your lifestyle and resist trying to “keep up with the Jones’ “; Cherish family time and reflect on all the good times. But always strive to learn from your experiences to guide you in the future and never be content with debt until it’s abolished from your lifestyle. Then you will experience a renewed feeling of contentment and accomplishment. Let the Navigators at WayPoints show how to plan that journey to debt free contentment!