When things are hunky dory, we hardly pause to take stock, to the point where we might be completely off track. For e.g., if in our career, we are on a roll, with hefty hikes and a steep rise up the corporate ladder, we are most unlikely to take stock of our true aspirations, and the larger picture. In my opinion this is the reason that some of the most successful people, who seemingly have everything that it takes, are often left feeling void. On the contrary, if nothing seems to be going right, we are more likely to step back, and take stock of the situation, our current priorities, and our true purpose in life. This in my opinion, will help us connect with our true self, and soak in the joy of success as and when it happens, without feeling bereft. For outwardly success without inner contentment and satisfaction, equates to failure.
This is not to exalt predicament, and advocate adverse situations as the only path to contentment and effectiveness. This is to raise awareness of the benefits that we can churn out of our quagmire, instead of being overwhelmed by it.
Easier said than done? Could be. When nothing goes right, it is hard to get out of the whirlpool. But it helps reminiscing our earlier misfortunes, which have been a blessing in disguise.
Any experiences or thoughts?