Twenty or thirty years ago we didn't have so much to yearn for, we were more contented with what we had. Now we have so much choice, so many options, how can we know when to stop wanting? It's worth noting that we are prone to set goals, then when we reach them we pick up the goal posts we've set and run with them to a new point, without marking the achievement.
One option then to sort out this business of 'over-aspiring' - get some personal coaching!
And some other options:
- Celebrate every goal you achieve in a recognisable manner and take time before setting new goals.
- Surround yourself with the kind of people you need to support you in your journey towards a goal. The more people you involve in your aspirations who are going to be there for you, the more recognition of your success you will have once you get there.
- Do some work on identifying what it is you REALLY want to achieve in your life. Getting a pay rise might buy you a flashier car, it might buy you more free time, it might buy you status...what did you want it to buy you? Work that out and you might find out your true aspirations.
- Be optimistic but realistic about your aspirations. Don't stop dreaming, just be aware of where you are on your path to them.
"The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues"