"Contentment" and "Satisfaction" are often used interchangeably but they are not the same thing. Satisfied refers to being "pleased or full". When we are satisfied, we no longer want or feel the need for more. As an athlete (and as a human who desires to reach their full potential), satisfaction prevents us from pushing forward. When we determine something as full, there is no need to do more. More causes overflow which becomes a waste. If we are satisfied, we lack motivation to get better. On the other hand, contentment refers to peace in our current situation. Peace allows us to see the good in what we have accomplished but doesn't limit our desire to achieve more. We should be content (have peace) but we should never be satisfied unless we are finished with the process of getting better. Whether we win or lose, post a personal best or perform poorly, we must praise God for where we are and what we have been able to accomplish (contentment) but allow the win or loss, success or failure to fuel us to become even better and to not settle (satisfied) for where we are.
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.