(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)


How often are you content?

Contentment is about feeling deep satisfaction with yourself and your life.

Complacency is about settling for whatever is there. Complacency is missing the spark of energy that is a part of contentment.

By the way, some people avoid being content because they fear it will remove their motivational “edge.” If you can not embrace contentment, then some need may be in the way, such as a need to win or a need to be successful. However, really successful people frequently talk about how content they are with their lives.

People who are complacent talk about how something seems to be missing in their lives.

How often are you content?


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