Living Life Today – When adding some “greed”, can actually help

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Settling for more rather than less is a main aim of mine this year…….

Taking a bigger slice of the action, raising my personal performance bar a notch or two, stepping up to the plate, creating a ‘bigger life’.

Yet how many of us(like I have been in the past) are content inside our zone, our bubble, fearful of venturing too far in case we get hurt. We tend to compromise and settle for less.

“Greed” has nasty connotations and in it’s pure form, I agree. However, if you are struggling with getting what you rightly deserve, then it may be time to release the “greed mongrel” in you…..(it’s OK I’m Australian so I can get away with that type of language) and go and get what you really deserve.

But seriously, if you do in most (if not all) cases end up with ‘less’ then don’t you think it’s time for you to settle for more ?

Let us all know your thoughts in the comments below. Please feel free to share this post with your Universe.

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23 thoughts on “Living Life Today – When adding some “greed”, can actually help

  1. Hi David,

    Yes, we do have to get out of our box and stop letting fear get in our way. I always taught my girls that it is ok to go after what you want. As long as you are taking or stealing from someone else or stepping on some while you are climbing that ladder.
    Thank you for the reminder David.
    Blessing to you always,

  2. Hi David, this reminds me of a Somerset Maugham quote I put up on the refrigerator years ago: “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” I need to resurrect it!

  3. Hi David,
    Our comfort zone can become a prison if we get too attached to it. Life begins outside of our comfort zone and that is where I am living too. Good luck in your new goals for 2012.

  4. HI David,

    It is a paradox of the universe. ‘When we give more, we can get more’. But when we don’t get more, we feel poor and get fearful and lose our self worth. When we ask more and don’t settle for less, we feel worthy. Being greedy brings us in balance for being too fearful.

    Thanks for sharing

  5. Hi David,

    I can completely understand what you say about it being ok to unleash the ‘greed mongrel’ in the right circumstances. I sometimes tell people who stutter, who have never really voiced their opinions, that it’s ok to be slightly ‘arrogant’ at times when working on their confidence.

  6. Hi David,

    If we want to grow in life, then we have got to get out of our comfort zone. If we are not willing to face our fears and go a step forward, then we will stay where we are. It is time to say “bye” to our comfort zone and take a step forward. Thanks for sharing

  7. Hi David,

    Liked what you wrote…I feel that for some of us who are in our comfort zones and quite liking it, the only thing which can make one “desire/want” to come out of it would be either they become aware/ realise (which in itself is a big achievement) what they are missing and they want to have what they are missing or their comfort zone itself starts to hurt….either ways, somewhere the benefits of being a “greedy mongrel” have to appear attractive enough to make the effort of dragging one’s feet out of the comfort zone….celebrating each achievment/ success, however small it may be, would help in motivating oneself to keep working at what they want….

    thanks for sharing your article…

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