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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