We have all come across someone in our lifetime who seems to be pessimistic, 'Debbie Downer' or glass-half-empty' people. Nothing seems to be good enough for them. These people will justify their mood and attitude by stating "I am a perfectionist" or "I never want to settle" or "I have high expectations". I am on board with high expectations and the desire to not settle but their is a difference between "contentment" and "satisfaction". Contentment allows us to have peace and joy in the midst of our current circumstances. We may not like where we are right now but we have peace and joy that God is in control. Satisfaction refers to being 'OK' but not desiring to move forward while contentment refers to being 'OK' but also having the desire to move forward.
Lord, help me to find the peace and joy in contentment but never allow me to be satisfied.