Satisfaction 100% guaranteed or your money back! That was the promise, so you bought the product. You've been there! You ended up not liking it and decided to send it back. But, when you started the return process, you discovered that it cost more to send it back than the refund was worth. Ouch!
It's, certainly bad enough to be dissatisfied with a product that you paid good money for, but it's even more distressing when the dissatisfaction you feel is with your own life. You can't send that back, even if you wanted to. It's bad enough when the issues you are dealing with make you feel bad, but these kinds of issues affect more than feelings. They affect all of the other parts of your life as well. They affect your relationships, your concentration, your motivation, and even your productivity. Multiply the negative things you experience by all of the other people around you who are experiencing this same dissatisfaction, and it's a wonder that anything ever gets done.
Now, you can't straighten up other people's lives for them, but you can do something about yours. You were created with the ability to decide, for yourself how your life will be. If you are dissatisfied, it's because you have chosen a path that makes you feel that way. If you want a new path, you can have it.
To help get a handle on this "dissatisfaction" thing, it is useful to understand the ways people live their lives. On a basic level we can divide people into three groups.
The first group are the "scum." This is not meant to be a characterization of the innate value of these individuals. They are not beyond hope. But it is an accurate description of the lifestyle they have chosen.
Relatively speaking, this is a small group, but they are the ones who become the criminal element,: gang bangers, sexual perverts, and the like. No doubt there have been environmental factors that influenced them to move in a direction that brought them to such a low place in life, but no one held a gun to their head and made them that way. There was a point in time when they crossed a line and allowed their life to go in that direction, and they will continue to do so until they decide to go a different way.
The second group is the "average Joe." These folks aren't bad. In fact, they are the 90% of pretty good people that populate the land. This is that segment of the population who are basically good and moral, but simply don't have the inner drive to move beyond where they currently are and into the upper echelons of life.
The third group is what I call "Supercharged." This group only consists of about 5% of the population, but they are the ones who have discovered how to raise themselves to their highest potential. Just because this is only a small percentage of the population doesn't mean that everyone else are necessarily excluded. In fact, it is possible for anyone to achieve this third level of success. Unfortunately, it is only the 5% who are willing to take the initiative necessary to pull it off. In its essence, "Supercharged" is a way of thinking that thrusts you toward constant improvement. Everyone, without exception, lives their life according to the way they think. If your life isn't "Supercharged," it is because you're not thinking like a "Supercharged" person.
Creating a new pattern of thinking that takes you in a new direction is absolutely possible, but it is a process that requires a commitment to change. If you want to get on that road you start by deciding. You can sit down right now with a paper and pad and decide, specifically, what you want your life to be like. Then you can begin to translate what is written into real life. Decide right, and you can have satisfaction. Guaranteed!
Dr. Freddy Davis is the owner of TSM Enterprises and conducts conferences, seminars and organizational training for executives, managers and sales professionals to help develop greater effectiveness and productivity. He is the author of the book Supercharged! as well as the Nutshell Series of books for strengthening business. You can visit the TSM website at www.tsmenterprises.com, or you can contact Freddy directly at 888-883-0656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.