How to Deal with Discontent

January 21, 2013

 

“Accept that you might be discontented even when you achieve.”

We are still in the first month of the new year and my battle with nagging discontent has begun. I’m not surprised because it is something I live with on a consistent basis, but it still unsettles me and brings up the question, am I doing enough?

Sighing, I realize, yes.

When I took StrenghsFinder 2.0 years ago, my results made sense. Especially my number one strength: Achiever.

“You have an internal fire burning inside you. It pushes you to do more, to achieve more. After each accomplishment is reached, the fire dwindles for a moment, but very soon it rekindles itself, forcing you toward the next accomplishment.”

The upside of consistently struggling with discontent is that I have found tools for dealing with it. When my soul begins to rumble with discontent, I:

  • quiet my soul even if it takes a day or two of slowing down, reflecting and remembering truth.
  • remember truth. My worth is not based on my performance.
  • celebrate what I have done. Instead of rushing forward towards my next set of goals in a frantic race to validate my self-worth, I remember where I have been and what I have done.

Life is a journey and I do not want to miss it.

What do you do when you find discontent creeping in?

 

Quotes taken from here.

 

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This is closely related to weaknesses we have that we wish were non-existent. These weaknesses are a definite source of discontent. I love your advice on how to deal with it :)

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