You must not have heard this phrase quite often. In fact, you might not have heard this phrase at all. The main reason for this is because most people will ask you to be “content” in life. They’ll tell you to be satisfied with what you have and be at peace. However, today I will tell you something which is completely opposite. I’ll ask you to be discontent in life if your ambition is to be rich and successful.
Being content is closely associated with being happy. A philosopher once studied what happiness actually is. She says that happiness is relative and everyone experiences different types of happiness. All these happiness is not necessarily related to each other and one kind of happiness may conflict with the other. So, in other words having too much of one kind of happiness might undermine other kind of happiness, making you docile and handicapped in your thinking process.
Let’s look at how we evolved into the most dominant species on the planet. We evolved from being mindless apes to super intelligent homo sapiens. From building fire to building nations, we have done it all. How did you think all this happened? By staying content? I don’t think so.
If humans would have been satisfied by just building fire, they would have still stayed in the stone age killing animals and living under rocks. The inherent nature of human beings is being dissatisfied, otherwise there would have been no evolution for us, or more precisely evolution so fast. It is that dissatisfaction that has made humans go the extra mile, lift that extra kilo, move that extra brick.
Evolution is the biggest proof that humans have been dissatisfied through centuries, and that is not a bad thing. In fact, that is the best thing that has happened to our species, and that is why we have come so far.
Don’t listen to your peers or elders or gurus saying that you should be satisfied with what you have. You should never be satisfied with what you have, in fact you should never be satisfied at all. Make sure that you stay hungry to make more and make plenty. That’s the revolution I want you all to have within yourself. Break free from the comfort zone, get cracking today.
If you have made a significant amount of money either by saving or by smartly commercializing your skills, it does not mean you should stop or you have come to any sort of an end. It basically shows what you are capable of and you should use it to build your confidence to make more of yourself. Building your wealth is not a journey from point A to point B. It sure starts from point A but there is not point B, that journey should never end for you.
Revolutionize the way you think! It all starts there. Being content with what you have today basically means you are strangling the hopes of what you might have tomorrow. Go all in, take risks, make calculated decisions and make your money grow with you. Look at opportunities around you, know the market, invest wisely and quickly. You will be surprised how rich you can be if you make dissatisfaction your driving force.