"I want more money."
"I want a more profitable job.”
"I want a job that I can make the most of my skills, knowledge and a long time job experience, and get along with my colleagues."
Those were my 'mantra,' sacrid words, which I kept thinking about 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
But today, I decided to kick them out of my mind, because, as long as I got those hopes, I would keep recognizing that I was in the opposite situation.
That means, as long as I hope to get more money, I will keep paying attention to my shortage of money, which isn't necessarily true to me.
To be sure, I want a bigger salary, but I manage to live with the salary I earn today. And I enjoy my life on the budget, to some extent. For example, I go shopping at a supermarket late at night, on my way home, and get a various kind of bread, flies like croquette, cutlet, and so on, at a discount. I'm quite satisfied with that.
So I should say I'm happy with my salary to some extent.
However, I always said to myself, "I need more money." That means I only hypnotize myself that I have lack of money. And actually, I believed that I had a financial hardship, which wasn't always true as I mentioned before.
Just as about money, I was pessimistic about my job and future as well.
However, just like about money, it only made me believe to think I was unhappy about my job. Of course, it wasn't always true because I was really excited when I taught English.
So I stopped saying or thinking about those hopes.
Instead, I decided to say to myself, "I'm happy with my job." And "I'm very rich."
Probably, I will be happier with my job, and be very richer, because I will start looking at the bright side of my job and financial situation.
And finally, in order to be always happy, I'm intend to remember the theme song of 'The Life of Brian,' one of Monty Python's movie. ー "Always look at the bright side of your life!"