More, more, more. It is human nature to always want more than what we have, and to be more than what we are. This is a natural drive in all of us, and depending on how we use this natural drive, it can either hinder us, or it can help us.
The harmful side…
When we are travelling through the journey of our lives sometimes we forget to look ahead, we don’t watch where we are going, and we fail to stay on our own path. Instead we look to the side at who is traveling alongside us and how they're doing. The journey becomes a competition, and our desire for more becomes a race for first place. I want more money than Jim. I want a bigger house than the neighbours. I want to look like Betty. I want to keep up with the Joneses.
The helpful side…
The natural drive for more can be a good thing when we keep our eyes on our own path, when we don’t compete with others, and we compete only with who we were yesterday, so that we can be better people today. I want to be more patient. I want to be more humble. I want my business to serve more people. I want to live a fulfilling life.
The desire for more, more, more is given a bad reputation lately, but I think, if we look at it in a different way, it can be a good thing; it drives us to be better people, to do more for others, and to live life to the fullest. So keep your eyes on your own path and be a better person than you were yesterday.
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