You have probably heard “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, and we know this isn’t literal because we all know two is better than one, but hopefully we can see the implied concept that what we have is better than what we don’t.
It really is important what we think. If we find ourselves pondering on the darker side of things all the time we will begin to loose the ability to see the brighter side.
If you happen to be hungry but your trying not to think about eating that big juicy sandwich before dinner, then you are almost certain to ruin your appetite with it or some other snack.
This takes a little common sense when thinking about other stuff, when we go around telling ourselves we can spend whatever we like; we need to make sure this is within our budget or we will wind up wanting.
What I am trying to shine a little light on here is that people often get lost in thought, thinking about trivial interests be they positive or negative, either of which are not going to bring about any lasting benefits.
Let’s take a moment and think properly. I probably got you there and you are most likely now asking “what ?” it’s not total rocket science but it takes some deep meditation to get the answers straight.
Let me paint a picture:
Our work is important to us, the better we do the more money we make and that can be an urgent thing if we are having problems paying all our bills. The truth for a lot of us is that this is not the case because as we acquire more income we also acquire more expenses.
Someone might think: now that I have more money we can make payments on that great boat I’ve been looking at, but not recognize that thee are other expenses might unexpectedly come up making the budget tighter again. Worse yet is that this new “toy” (unless you make a living fishing) is going to loose its value and appeal after time, but the payment will remain.
Am I getting this across:
Everyone needs something, but it is always unique to them. There is no one size fits all and it rests in the hands of each individual to strive for what they need. Unfortunately a large majority of us don’t know what we need.
To really figure out what will benefit our lives the most, we need to dig deep into what our real passion is and get beyond the Petty wishs and distractions. Then we will find what truly drives us.
we need to take some time to free our minds in a peaceful setting and start asking ourselves a some simple questions like: will that thing I am after really make a difference? If so, for how long? Why do I want it? What is it that I really want to gain? If you are persistent with these questions regularly, you may find the answer that surface to be quite surprising.
If you have a hard time doing this you may want to consider learning how to meditate. It is a very effective tool for use here and will sever you in realizing how to acquire that true wish while making others around you a little happier too!