As we begin 2008, I’ve been doing some goal setting using the Magnet Goals method developed by Marc Pitman.
I have no doubt that this process can lead to positive changes. My question is: is it also a way to practice discontentment?
As I go through the process, I don’t see myself counting my blessings. I see myself looking for every way that my life is somehow less than idea or lacking. I look for things to be unsatisfied with so I can change them.
Is this a good thing?
I used to be content with a cup of Folgers to wake me up. That gave me pleasure. Now, I hold my nose at Folgers and drink premium coffee. I’m not sure my snobbishness is progress.
Right now I’m very content with my life. I hope this goal setting process doesn’t make me see my life now the way I used to see Folgers.