A Blissfully Dissatisfied Life

I was listening to The Empire Podcast Show recently. The episode featured David Meltzer. He mentioned two words that perked my ears. He described his life as “Blissfully Dissatisfied”.

I thought, this is genius. It ought to be a way of life.

Let me explain.

I am constantly pursuing something or the other. I don’t stay still.

These days, I am working towards building my physical endurance. I want to be able to run for 5 miles at a stretch.

Once that is completed, I want to learn how to play the guitar, solve a Rubik’s cube, learn horse riding, learn to fly an airplane and swim (believe it or not, I don’t know how to swim). The list goes on.

You can say I am dissatisfied with my life, because I am constantly pursuing new skills, new knowledge, new friendships, etc.

At the same time, I am extremely happy that I am doing all the things I love.

The combination of these two things, makes my life blissfully dissatisfied.

I want to spend as much time as possible with my family. It’s never enough. When I am spending time with them, I am the happiest. Blissful dissatisfaction.

Being blissfully dissatisfied is setting higher standards for yourself, setting new goals and enjoying the journey to reach those standards and goals.

I am blissfully dissatisfied. Are you?


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