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Finding Contentment in the Process, not the Outcome

Contentment is a state of happiness and satisfaction. What happens to your thoughts when you are right in the middle of achieving contentment but not quite there? The process of getting to our goal or milestone in life can be challenging. Some would say to focus on your goals to be able to achieve them. When you add value or self-worth to that end goal, there will be discontentment all the way through the process until you achieve that particular goal.

For example, losing weight or getting to that next level of your fitness goal is challenging and it will be a daily fight to eat healthy, work out, and maintain that goal. There will be times when you want to give up and not put in the work but you know that it will be worth it in the end. What happens when you start to value your confidence and self-worth based on that fitness goal? You will start to feel like crap and not good enough. Maybe even your confidence level will go down because you feel like people won’t like you until you are at your goal. You start judging yourself and making excuses why things in life aren’t working out for you because you haven’t achieved that particular goal. The domino effect.

How much better would you feel if you took each step and be thankful for the process? What would happen when you started to congratulate yourself for each step you have made and find contentment with each step? How can you be content with your life right now, this very moment, with what you have? Or are you adding all your value to the outcome, whatever outcome you think in your head your contentment will be found?