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[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”]The supreme mystery of the universe is life! We come here without our consent, from whence we know not! We go away without our consent, whither, we know not![/pullquote]
We are eternally trying to solve this great riddle of “LIFE,” and, for what purpose and to what end? That we are placed on this earth for a definite reason there can be no doubt by any thinker. May it not be possible that the power which placed us here will know what to do with us when we pass on beyond the Great Divide? Would it not be a good plan to give the Creator who placed us here on earth, credit for having enough intelligence to know what to do with us after we pass on; or, should we assume the intelligence and the ability to control the future life in our own way? May it not be possible that we can co-operate with the Creator very intelligently by assuming to control our conduction on this earth to the end that we may be decent to one another and do all the good we can in all the
ways we can during this life, leaving the hereafter to one who probably knows, better than we, what is best for us?
Napoleon Hill – The Laws of Success/Discontentment
Understanding what discontentment is meant for
In my search for photos about discontent, I discovered that many people see it as a bad thing. Some see it as sin! Others as a lack of gratefulness for the things we already have. I beg to differ. When we are young, we should be on a quest for truth as well as competency in the practical skills of life. We come into this world under the control of a higher power. Sure, we may come to find out that there is a plan for our lives. But as children, we don’t know that except that we are taught it by the church or by parents. How many of our teachers in life never tell us this?
Discontentment is a good thing
Babies are not content to sit when they can walk. They lack competency but that discontentment given to them by God causes passion for walking to rise up in them. Through daily action, they are becoming competent in walking. What they lack in discipline, they have in discontentment. When conquering all youths discontents of body, they move on to conquering becoming the best at riding a bike or spitting the furthest. Discontented girls conquer control over their physical bodies, their hair, their weight, their school work.
Discipline and Discontentment
As Napoleon Hill shares in the Laws of Success, disciplines are the competencies we gain by the exercise of discontentment. Millionaires become disciplined to make their first hundred and go on to make thousands, tens of thousands and then millions. Some will say they are discontent and greedy. Others will claim their discontentment is a sin. I disagree. It’s in the motivation of their chief aim you will find the truth.
Discontentment and Service
Life is about living, experiencing new things. Some are taught to be content, thanking God for what they have and living with that. This false teaching leads people to laziness, a case for lost motivation, and possibly suicide. We are here for a purpose.. in fact, for many purposes. What we become competent in may help others. The greater our competencies, the greater our impact on others. Why do you limit yourself by becoming content?
There is going to be a time where enough is enough. But until you reach old age, your aim might be to become more, to do more, to serve more. Granted, our faith and our family must be our first priority. We need to keep priorities in order. However, you are never too old to teach others what you learned through all the years you’ve lived. The heart of each of us must be to eliminate the fears others have of the unknown. The fear of the future, being unknown to youth, can be calmed by the wisdom of a well placed conversation by an elderly person.
Discontentment and Purpose
If you are discontent, let it be because you don’t know enough to help those in your influence. If you haven’t those around you to influence, use discontent to pray for the next step in finding those your knowledge and wisdom can bless. Whether you have competencies in homemaking or making millions, let discontentment be used now and later to serve your family and others so their fears can be eliminated. They can grow up to serve others as you have taught by your example. Let us remember that we came into this world by a greater force out of our control and we will leave by that same force. While we are here, let us make the most of ourselves and propel others to lives of discontentment and service for God’s sake, as we live out the calling and purpose He brought us here to fulfill.