Growing vs Being Satisfied

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How do you find a balance between constantly trying to achieve your goals versus being content and satisfied with what you have now? 

Are you the type of person who is always striving to be better or do you find contentment in where you are now?

Our CEO, Jessica Chen, shares with us in her recent LinkedIn and Youtube videos her thoughts on this topic. Her advice is simple: it is more important to find enjoyment during the process in it of itself rather than being hyper-focused in achieving these goals-and this ties into the idea about happiness. 

Once a specific goal is met, the happiness you feel from that achievement, although satisfying, can be short-lived. Instead of focusing on hitting that goal, try finding joy in the process. This can create a  more prolonged happiness where satisfaction can be felt during the growth and journey to that end goal. 

Concentrating on the process itself will not only bring you more happiness, but also create a balance between continuously wanting to grow versus being content with where you are now. Your day to day life experiences, whether these goals are work or life oriented, can become more positive once you start shifting your focus to the actual process. 

With these thoughts in mind, do you feel as if you are the goal-driven type and if so, what are your thoughts on this idea of embracing the journey? 

As always, looking forward to reading your comments!

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