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Don’t lose yourself to the chase

No one sets out to chase money or the high life.

But many convince themselves that such a lifestyle will earn them the happiness and fulfilment that they desire.

Sadly, we easily become distracted by the lifestyle and lose sight of the fulfilment that we seek.

What we need emotionally, and how we need to show up for those around us, is quickly forgotten in the chase to maintain what we have, or to increase it.

When we become defined by the quality of life that we have, we lose ourselves to its pursuit.

Worse still, when we define our quality of life by what we have, we must realise that we have already lost ourselves and the cherished bonds with those around us.

There are many who fiercely defend the accumulation of wealth and luxury as their service to those around them.

They’re the ones who believe that who they are is not enough, hence the need to compensate by providing materially what they lack emotionally.

Gratitude for the self must precede gratitude for our quality of life, or else we’ll find ourselves forever feeling incomplete, being able to choose our misery, but unable to choose our fulfilment.

Choose carefully, before all you’re left with is wasted time and lots of money.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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