content-smile.contentment.“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
Socrates, a long time ago.

The dictionary defines contented as:
‘satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.’

Yet we do want things.

Does our want come from a place of contentment?

Or does it come from a place of discontent?

How can you want something different and yet be content?

Indeed, is contentment itself a worthy aspiration? Do you want to be content?

Notice the loop we are now in. Does our desire for contentment mean we never achieve it?

Here’s a better question… ‘How would you know that you are content?’

Have fun with that thought this week 🙂

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of new book “Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance
and bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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