Satisfaction. Now there’s a comforting word. To satisfy – fulfill the desires, needs, wants of … someone, or something. Your mate, your stomach, your wanderlust.
All kinds of things are satisfying. A job well done. A really good book. A delicious meal. A well-brought up child. Chocolate.
Satisfaction is that knowledge that you have succeeded. In a career. In an educational endeavor. In a quest for the perfect thing. You have “made it.” You have reached the pinnacle. You have arrived.
Satisfaction can be a dangerous thing, as well. You can be satisfied with the status quo and never do what you are really meant to do. You can be satisfied with your personal relationships and never move on when it’s obvious you need to. You can be satisfied with “the way things are” and never try to change.
Be careful when you have reached a state of satisfaction. A quick emotion check may bring up some alternative ideas of what your life might be like if you decide to be dissatisfied with the way things are.
I feel satisfied that I have really begun to create this startup business. I’ve finally taken that step, the one that scared me for so long. It truly is satisfying. What are you satisfied with? And is it a good feeling..or do you think you should revisit your reasoning?