When did it become so important to acquire more and more material things and why do so many people measure success with material gain.
I sit and reflect on the days gone by when I was on that treadmill of getting up early and rushing off to work to find success through selling, although I preferred to call it advising as opposed to selling, because I wanted to find the best solution for the customer.
Then I would get paid, buy more and more material things or go on holidays. I describe it now as being in a circle going round and round. My ex husband hated his job but saw it as a means to an end to enable material gains, holidays and of course the look at me status.
I could never work in a job that I was not happy in, life is too short for that. That is why I probably changed jobs so much! I hated working anywhere when there was negativity. Everywhere I worked I would come across people who hated and moaned about their jobs…. to me it was simple if you hated your job you changed it.
Its only in later life that I have come to realise that these people probably did not hate their jobs, no I think they were discontented with their lives.
I too went down the self help books, setting goals, achieving goals, setting more, earning more. Did it bring me success? Yes, Did it bring me happiness? Yes in an egotistical way. Did I feel happy? No, because I knew there had to be more to life.
It was then I realised, there was so much more to life than ego, material and recognition for being successful.
That is when I finally began to find inner peace, which I know will always be work in progress. I have learnt to silence my ego (although it does still appear now and again)
I appreciate all what is around me and it’s all free. I don’t feel that I need to impress anyone (apart from my mother) but I’m working through that one. 😬
Remember, life is for living and enjoying, life is short and we only have one life. Enjoy yours.
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