I consider it a blessing that at the age of 30 I know exactly who I am and can say I am ok with it, happy even. I place great value on being content in who and where I am. Please don’t confuse my contentment with complacency because I am ever evolving and setting new goals, but I’m no longer the place of “searching for myself”. I am content in who I already am and make concerted effort to improve upon that person everyday.
So what exactly is contentment? In Angela’s terms, contentment is about embracing your person and loving what you already have to offer and building from there. Unfortunately, life rarely goes how we plan, so our happiness is based on how we respond to the twists and turns it throws at us.
I’ve learned to appreciate life for what it is and place value on everything that happens in it, including setbacks. Why? Because they add to your character. I tend to learn most from mistakes, once I get something wrong, if I don’t remember anything else, I’ll remember how to get that thing right the next time around.
Being content does not mean that you stop setting goals and working toward your vision of success, it just means be grateful for what God has blessed you with in the now. Stop wishing for more and take stock of what you already have and then build on it!
I realized that I was truly content with my life when I started to: complain less, stopped comparing my life to others, doing what I love, being myself, worry less, and celebrate others!
Contentment is wealth, cultivate it!