You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
Being contented with what you’ve got
Leads on the path to happiness
Be satisfied is what I was taught
Was told that it would lower stress..
My heart does not this fact accept
I think contentment kills progress
When my inner desires I inspect,
I long for much more, I confess..
This want, however, is my trigger
That makes me climb ambition’s slope
Makes me aspire for achievements bigger
The constant desire gives me hope…
I face the music of ambition
Toss and turn at night I do
Until my efforts reach fruition
Anxious, restless I stay too.
This dilemma I cannot resolve
Between contentment and ambition
For following one seems to involve
Letting go of the other condition..
There is something of which I’m certain
Mankind made progress from ambition
Were those ambitious men burdened
By the stress of following their passion?
On the other hand we see some
People who are happy as they are
They maintain balance and equilibrium
They maintain peace and avoid war.
I am constantly trying to find
That sweet spot, the middle ground
Yet I cannot make up my mind
Whether at all it can be found
I live for the upswings of achieving
Failure causes momentary depression
But then I go on, always believing
That I can follow my true passion,
Somewhere, some day I am sure
I shall find something in my pursuit
That will my restlessness cure
As well as my ambition boost!