“A person who possesses 100, desires 200.” -Talmud
This verse in the Talmud describes human nature as always craving more.
Most commentaries explain it as negative, the human is never happy with his lot.
It wants more.
I feel, that we can also see this Talmud verse positively. As a matter of fact statement.
Humans constantly want to get better, perfect themselves, and grow more.
We constantly see it in our work.
We have to-do lists, tasks, projects, books to read, and courses to take.
The human thirsts to perfect and elevate itself.
We see areas that need improvement, new ideas to implement.
Don’t give up the desire to grow.
And at the same time, be happy, excited, and satisfied with what you are doing right now.
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
While you’re very happy.
Doing great work.
At the same time, know that you need to grow.
You got to work with “ambition through passion, rather than ambition through anxiety”.
Just because it’s true that I want to perfect myself, does not mean that what I have now, which is less good, is NOT good.
Read that again. It’s Deep!