How Much Is Enough?

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I know you’re likely very busy after the long Memorial Day weekend so I’ll keep it short today with a simple question.

How much is enough?

How much money is enough?
How much time with your family is enough?
What position or title would be enough?
How many customers is enough?
How many vacations is enough?
What brand, size, or type of car is enough?
How many Facebook likes is enough?
How many awards, accolades, and “attaboys” is enough?
How big or “nice” of a house is enough?

If you want to get really serious about it, how long of a life is enough?

“Enough for what?” you ask.

“Enough to feel happy, satisfied, and fulfilled,” I reply.

There’s a simple answer to the question that is extremely hard for many to accept.

You have enough right now.

In fact…

If you don’t have enough right now to be happy, satisfied and fulfilled, there’s pretty good chance you’ll never have enough, even if you achieve everything you set out to achieve.

By all means, go after your dreams, set big hairy audacious goals, and work like crazy to make them happen. But don’t think for a minute that you’ll be a bit happier, satisfied, and fulfilled when you get there than you could be right now.

Happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment — those things are never achieved by a number. They are always achieved by your attitude and your gratitude for what you have right now.

And what you have right now is enough.


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