The Choice To Be Satisfied

I feel great about what I’ve done. I’m content where I am

We rarely feel this way. In fact most of us (including myself) are perennially dissatisfied though we tend to accomplish a lot of things.

And we hold on to it forever. Experts call this Zeigarnik Effect.

The psychological tendency to remember an uncompleted or an unpleasant task/memory rather than a completed one.

I tend to press the “try harder” button when I experience this uncomfortable feeling. A friend told me that she pictures me as a track runner jumping hurdle after hurdle on an endless track, only to keep running until there are no hurdles.

Without rest, pause, and the choice to be satisfied- I end up getting myself burnt out.

We all have a choice to be satisfied, and that’s a decision we have to seek every single day.