We all have dreams. Not all of them come true. For some people, they may feel like none of their dreams have come true.
This may be for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the easy path instead of the wise path was chosen. Maybe an injury or an illness put things on hold.
You might also be coping with these common reasons for becoming dissatisfied with life right now.
1. Money is the top priority.
Wealth is important. Money buys us our necessities. It will not, however, purchase long-term happiness. The goal of life must be to make a positive impact in some way. Working hard to accumulate wealth usually make that happen. It tends to drive people away.
2. The focus is internal.
It is easy to become dissatisfied with life when the universe involves ourselves. We are our own best critics. If the focus is always internal, then there’s always a fault to be found.
3. Playing the blame game.
This is happening a lot lately in our world. Everyone else is to blame for problems that happen. Some may blame their faults. Playing the blame game makes everyone lose because others will just blame back. Mistakes will happen. Learn from them to create change instead of constantly living in them.
4. The focus is always negative.
There are moments of perfection found in every moment. Look for them hard enough and they can be found. Far too often, those who are dissatisfied with life spot the negative and focus on those moments instead. They define themselves by those negative circumstances.
5. It becomes a matter of pride.
How many times did Marty McFly find himself in trouble because someone called him “yellow?” Pride is important, but it can also have a detrimental effect when it is the top priority. Pride can take us down the wrong path and limit what we see.
6. Lies are told to hide the truth.
Being authentic is difficult. It puts us into a position of vulnerability. And, invariably there will be someone who doesn’t like who we are. It is important to define self-worth based on how we see ourselves, not on how others see us.
Everyone becomes dissatisfied with life at times. What matters is how we react to those circumstances. Will we allow that dissatisfaction to define us? Or will we make the changes that are needed to take the wise path?