I am not sure that most people look at dissatisfaction as a gift, but I have learned to do so. I generally look on the bright side of things and search for the best in every situation. I don’t typically go looking for things to complain about. Dissatisfaction, when I experience it, is a beautiful wake-up call for me. I choose to see it as such.
Rather than try to gloss over it, as I might have done in the past, I now give thanks for the strong message it is relaying to me that something has to change. That my good life – the status quo, is holding me back from my great life.
The wonderful news is that, armed with this new awareness that the dissatisfaction delivered, I can now make a conscious choice to change things. To find the root of the issue and decide that I shall no longer tolerate or comply with it. And I know that I am well able to make that decision for I have free will.
I am not saying that there will not be consequences, of course there will be. I am saying that I will take those consequences as a part of the growth process. I refuse to let fear of some unknown consequence hold me paralyzed in a situation that is not to my benefit or delight.
I didn’t get to this state overnight. It took practice and it still requires faith and courage. I am simply unwilling to settle anymore.