"I’m never satisfied, can’t knock my hustle." – JAY Z
We’ve always been told by traditional (modern) morality:
You should be grateful for what you had, instead of pining (striving to obtain) what you don’t got.
But what if this line of thinking was dangerous to the human ambition and soul?
Ambition is the ultimate human trait
I’ve always been ambitious ever since I was a kid. I’ve always been hungry to experience more, achieve more, and to become more.
To me, this hustle and spirit of striving for more was my life blood. The passion that drove me to higher heights was derived from my dissatisfaction. Dissatisfied with the state of affairs in the world, dissatisfaction with my tools of creation. I wanted to change the world, make it better, and "to become the change which I wished to see in the world" (Gandhi).
What do you do once you got it all?
I’m at a precarious point in my life; at age 31 I’ve achieved all of my life goals, obtained all the tools I desired (besides my Black Matted Out Lamborghini), and have my dream lifestyle (nomadic and self-employed); yet there’s still something nagging deep within my soul– this sense of "enlightened dissatisfaction" that encourages me to strive for more. For more knowledge, more wisdom, to create more art, to create and share new ideas; and to keep hustling!
"I got a hustlers spirit, jigga period." – JAY Z
Perhaps the hustler’s spirit is what many of us are striving towards. To desire more; to desire to strive more, challenge ourselves more…and to become more!
So as a quick takeaway let us consider and reflect:
How can I channel my dissatisfaction into a productive and positive way; to encourage me to strive to become more, achieve more, and do more?