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What is Enough? When is it Enough?

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The caption above was sent to me a few weeks ago by a dear friend and I have been mulling over it since. It has made me question my dreams, goals and motivation. Why do I do what I do? What is my motivation? Is it enough to just meet my needs and if I reach out for more than my needs is it greed?

Think about your own life.  Where are you dissatisfied and feel the need to get more?  My guess is that a potential source of discontent is a result of comparison.
Where are you today compared to where…
·         you want to be in the future (aspirations and goals)?
·         you were in the past (reminiscing about the “good ol’ days”)?
·         you thought you would be already (your expectations and those of your family, society, and others)?
·         others are today (comparison; keeping up with the Joneses)?

When reality falls short of societal, religious and economic expectations, we often have an experience that something is wrong.  Things shouldn’t be the way they are.  This leaves us disappointed and upset.
Take money as an example. Studies show that satisfaction it’s not based on the “absolute” amount of money you possess. It is determined more so by how much money you have “relative” to what you want.  Your financial aspirations are driven by how much others have, how much you think you should have, how much others (e.g., a spouse) expect you to have, and so forth.  Even if you are successful in hitting your financial goals, the more you make, the more you adapt, and therefore the more you want. Higher income levels provide only fleeting happiness, and is typically replaced by the desire for more.

 

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