I was on the Chris Barrow Extreme business course yesterday in London.
I faced a gruelling commute home in the evening, standing on the train by the doors like a dog at a car window trying to get some air because the cabin was just too hot and stinky left me with a sour taste in my mouth.
We had a very cold spell in March/April and I was left wondering if it would ever end, and once again complaining that I wanted some warmer weather. Now that summer is most defiantly here – I’m complaining again that it’s just too hot. Will I ever be happy? Will anyone ever be happy?
Each and everyone one of us goes through life complaining about something, there is always something that isn’t quite right.
I’m sure there is an instance where you have set yourself a goal, achieved it and went looking for the next best thing. You get your dream job and soon enough you begin wondering when the next promotion will be. You buy your dream home and a few years later lose the contentment there and start thinking about your next dream home. You lose 2 stone but decide, that’s just not enough, you want to lose 2 more or you looked much better a stone heavier.
We are half way through Love Island and all the lads that watch it (admit your guilty pleasure boys) are all upping their game at the gym and hitting the sunbeds and the girls are all on a diet of salad and carrot sticks in an attempt to get one of those amazing love Island bodies that we all perceive (wrongly or rightly) as ideal. I even want Megan’s eyebrows, let alone her hair and body – see never satisfied!
Many people will be queuing up at our doors to get teeth like Jack and Megan. There will be people queuing at the door of a Facial Aesthetic to get fuller lips and a Plastic Surgeons for bigger boobs!
We all climb to the top of a mountain, only to realise that we wanted to climb the bigger one next door, so we start again and when we reach the top, we feel a sense of accomplishment – and so we should.
If you are climbing the ‘tooth mountain’ we can help you there, you will be surprised how many different options there are to reach the peak and its advisable to have a professional with a great team behind him to help you reach it – that’s us!
There will always be something more for us to reach for but the question remains, will any of us ever be fully content and grateful of where we are? How do we balance being content but also striving for something greater?
Its admirable to have new goals and to look for the next best thing but we need to appreciate the view during the climb, take time to pause and have a good look around and to realise how far you have come, enjoy the hot weather during the climb, because the last part of the climb will be cold and wet but the view might be better. There is always something to see from each point in that climb and you might just stop and think – I’m happy where I am – now that’s contentment at its best!
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