Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Felix Juel
Founder & Owner of: The Pensive
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Education, Health & Fitness and Successful Living Writer
Is it not remarkable that deep down we all want the same thing? Everyone. Whether you’re short, tall, rich, poor, black, white, underweight, overweight, and/or something completely different, we are all trying to achieve (and pardon for the reductionist view) those chemical reactions that make us happy.
Like surfers on the ocean, we are trying to catch that perfect wave, but just as there is no wave that lasts forever, there is no state of perpetual happiness… and that’s okay. That is why we aim for great waves (mini-goals), perhaps seeing our child get an A+ on a test or buying our dream car, to keep pushing us forward in this ultimate pursuit.
All too frequently, though, we compare our life with other people’s. Perhaps a wave you are trying to catch this year is getting a Ford Mustang while your neighbor is aiming for a Ferrari. Getting caught up in these distractions may cause you to fail to appreciate what’s truly important, and perhaps, miss your wave altogether! On these days, it is incredibly helpful to remind yourself that we’re all swimming in the same ocean (you, Barack Obama, Pope Francis, and everybody else), and regardless of what our respective goals are, the height of the wave is the same for everyone!
The power in this analogy is for the tougher times when life isn’t going your way. These lows are a natural and inevitable part of life, just as there are days where the water is flat. When you come across these times, remind yourself to remain patient as a better day on the ocean will eventually come.
We are all equipped with a surfboard and water – all you need is the right attitude a willingness to chase those waves!
Article Credits: Felix Juel
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor