Have you ever been so hungry that when you finally sat down to eat, you ate so much you could barely move? Is someone in your neighborhood building a “McMansion” too big for the lot it sits on? And have you ever seen a woman who obviously had a little too much “enhancement” up top, and thought, “She probably went a little too far?” In other words, how much is enough? How much is too much? And is bigger necessarily better?
How we answer those questions can play a big part in our overall happiness. Do we have to be busting out of our seams in order to feel fulfilled in a culture that’s increasingly obsessed with me, me, me and more, more, more?
What if we reject the consumeristic push to buy more clothes, bigger homes and super-sized meals? If you buy into this trap of bigger is better, you may find you will only have bigger problems.
How about a mindset of simplicity? What about a small business model? What about a small delicious gourmet meal? What about downsizing from that Mc Mansion to something with perhaps less upkeep that accommodates a simple, beautiful yard or a garden.
A Princeton study found that emotional well-being did increase with income, but not much above $75,000.00 a year. So why is our society consumed with the idea the more money we make and the more things we buy, the happier we will become? It simply is a lie and a consumer trap.
Wouldn’t it be nice if your company focused on personal care with customers, and truly had authentic concern with helping people solve their problem or concern with their service or product? What if your company organically grew instead of putting it on steroids and watching it crash and burn as quickly as it was built.
Focus on what you do well and do that better, not bigger.
Beyond the American obsession of fancy cars, status and big money, we all know that love and peace trump all of these objects. I dare you to rebel against this crazy consciousness and instead love deeper, live simpler and go deeper (inside), not bigger. Quality not quantity, or as the late Wayne Dyer said so succinctly, “Seek serenity, instead of acquisitions”.
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Registered Yoga Instructor Certified Life Coach