What would it feel like to strive for less, instead of more?
You may need to sit with this one for a few moments.
We are socially programmed to always want more.
More money. A better job with a bigger title. A bigger business. A newer car. A larger house.
The newest fashion in our wardrobe.
The greatest, biggest, most fabulous next-thing-on-the-list.
It can be motivating.
But it can also be emotionally draining, energy sucking, and for many, soul destroying.
But what if more wasn’t better?
What if we could learn to be happy and content with exactly what we have and where we are at right now, and let that be enough?
Contemplate that for a moment. Look around you. Feel into your life.
If you could let go of the expectation that more and more is better, and instead practice gratitude for all that is present, how would you feel?
Would it help you relax, safe in the knowledge that your striving driving persona could take a back seat for a while?
Would that mindset help you actually see all that you have to be grateful for?
Would it let you enjoy your life more, perhaps even soothe your soul a little?
When you give up the need to achieve and stop driving yourself so hard, and free you up energy for magic to happen.
For things to evolve.
For space and time to breathe and be and enjoy.
Just for now, stop striving.
Be at peace with what is and what you have right now.
And let that be enough.