Reality check 102
The past 2 weeks have been interesting now that I think about it. But it didn't seem so at the start of that period.
But I've learned something in this time. When a person starts to settle for less and tell himself that it's ok to be content with reduction he is handed with, that's really the start of a bad end for him.
Whether a person is happy or not, depends on how he looks at things. That's very true. But frankly I don't think it should include telling yourself to be happy with what you have when you KNOW you can do better.
That's what I had been doing for the past few months.
I should have left my current position last year around this time. I had stagnated on the job quite simply. Working in the shadow of my employer.
Of course the Australian opportunity came along and that gave me something to think about as well as some hope. But when the unexpected spanner got thrown in. I fell back to my comfort zone and habitually forced myself to accept it and be contented with it even though I wasn't happy about it.
It's a bad mistake.
In life we should always live with hope. If you don't, then you essentially live a life of despair.
And despair is never good.
Hope however does not equate to success. And success does not equate to happiness. Happiness is an internal state of mind. You can essentially psycho yourself to be a little bit happy or not unhappy.
Which would you rather say to yourself?
I live a life of despair with no hope and am happy with it?
I live a life filled with hope and am happy with it?
I think I'll take the latter.
No more stagnations for me. As I learned in TCM. When Qi and blood stagnates, it is a harbinger of certain doom.