We all know this symbol – it’s universal and it says “100% satisfaction”! Wow! And “guaranteed” to boot. I don’t know about you, but what in life is guaranteed 100%? What comes to my mind are refunds on products or things that you buy that you don’t like, or that don’t fit, or that you didn’t really want in the first place, etc, etc. That’s why there’s Nordstroms, or Costco – you can return anything you like – anytime you like – any year you like. If you are a shopaholic, you are attracted to this guarantee, but probably find no solace in it — really. You just keep on buying and returning like a monkey hooked on heroin – but you find no real satisfaction, because that kind of guarantee is empty and superficial.
But what you can aspire to is a guarantee on the soul level — to a more honest, true and lasting 100% type of satisfaction or guarantee – something that is everlasting, something that inspires and evokes your happiness.
Erma Bombeck said these infamous words:
“If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster”
But still, buying a toaster with a guarantee you can return is purchasing that same type of “some thing” that, in the end, doesn’t really matter — if you take into account the big picture in life. We are attracted to stuff — but what does stuff do for our soul? Nothing — except to clutter it up.
Have you ever thought of what it is that you have the right to have 100% satisfaction for?
“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others” — Winston Churchill
When you have the courage to do all the things in your life that matter, than your life matters! So what matters?
- The courage to be happy
- The courage to be healthy
- The courage to be wealthy
- The courage to be wise
- The courage to love
- The courage to have passion
- The courage to attract that which you want
If you don’t have the courage to do any or all of these things, than let me leave you with this final thought
“There’s only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that’s if we quit”