How to be Content with Life


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According to Pastor Richard Exley, “Contented people have at least five characteristics in common:

1) They are committed to a cause greater than themselves.

2) They have a servant’s heart.

3) They value relationships. They love people rather than things.

4) They give thanks for what they have rather than complaining about what they don’t have.

5) They celebrate the ordinary, finding joy in life’s little pleasures.

“People who want to get rich fall into temptation…But godliness with contentment
is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:9 and 6).

All I can say Pastor Exley is Amen Brother! Thank you for sharing this simple truth.

I read a free e-mail that Pastor Exley sends out daily called, “Richard Exley’s One Minute Devotion.”  Here’s a link to sign up to receive his posts.


It helps me stay FIRED UP!

About Andrew W Dix, MS, BCC
Author, Board Certified Executive Business Coach, Trainer, Reiss Motivation Profile Master and Private Pilot. Expertise in motivational intelligence, leadership development, strengths, management, coaching, and change management. Available for keynote addresses.

2 Responses to How to be Content with Life

  1. Great reminder, Andy. This is an interesting concept, “contentment.”

    Heb 13:5 — “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’.”

    I often struggle with balancing contentment with a desire to change and grow, or to achieve certain goals. How do you handle that balancing act?

    • Andrew W Dix says:


      Thanks for the comment. I too often struggle with the constant call for more… This robs one of one’s contentment and invites one to jump back onto the hampster wheel and start running again. By knowing what one’s true heart’s desires are, then one does not seek after cheap imitations that do not satisfy. I really think Dr. Reiss has discovered the motives that not only drive behaviors but also satisfy cravings for wholeness and fulfillment. Once satisfied, one is content.



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