As you review your goals, plans, and resolutions, are you giving any thought to what’s on the other side of them?
What happens after you achieve your goals, realize your plans, and accomplish your resolutions?
Speaking of retirement, Chris Hogan says it’s “a number, not an age,” and while I agree, I’m not simply speaking of retirement.
I’m speaking of contentment.
I’ve spent several days researching the science of “enough,” and I’ve seen six common denominators:
Not too shabby, eh?
Contentment does not, however, mean stopping… or resting on your laurels.
From Socrates to Jesus to that other really cool teacher of men to fish, there’s a deliberateness to their actions. They don’t stop living… in fact, it seems to me that once they’re centered and secure in their confidence of enough, they do more.
They truly begin, to quote from Whitman, to live deliberately.
How about you? What’s keeping you from contentment?
What must you accept and embrace so that, when you come to die, you do not discover that you have not lived?
In 2018, I wish you gratitude, joy, spiritual peace, no urges to compare your beginnings to someone else’s middle, humility, and self-actualization.
In 2018, I wish you enough.