September 29, 2008

Complete Satisfaction Does Not Exist

Realize that complete satisfaction does not exist.
Set your sights on being generally satisfied and generally happy, not expecting every aspect to be perfect. Complete satisfaction does not exist because everything can be improved upon. Those who accept this can appreciate what they have. Those who do not accept this can never appreciate what they have even as their circumstances improve. Strive to improve. Don't try to be perfect.
—David Niven, Ph.D. in Realize that complete satisfaction does not exist: Number 89 of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

Those who believe they will fail to achieve their goals are unhappy, but so too are those who believe they will exactly meet their goals. Those who are the happiest believe they will meet some of their goals and will receive satisfaction from multiple aspects of their lives..
—Chen N. 1996. "Individual Differences in Answering the Four Questions for Happiness." Ph.D. diss., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Source: The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It. by David Niven, Ph.D. 2000 HarperCollins ISBN: 0-06-251650-7
See also: Country Inns & Suites by Carlson Read & Return It program.'s Faces of the Fallen: By age: 34-year-olds
U.S. Service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Posted by niganit at September 29, 2008 7:52 AM
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