And the underlying equation.
The origin of a word can many times give us valuable insight into lost meaning. Over centuries of translations and mutations, many words become softened and blurred in order to better fit a language or context. Accompanying that softened or expanded definition is the loss of a lesson that was tied to the original highly intentional creation of the word. The word "satisfaction" is a great example of this.
"Satis" Latin origin meaning "enough" "Facere" Latin origin meaning "to make or to do"
Enough action. Satisfaction is a word that today is simply tied to a feeling of contentedness or happiness. It's fluffy, it's arbitrary, and it's somewhat meaningless. But when we uncover the root of why this word was originally created, it was very distinctly tied to action. So if the feeling of satisfaction is what we're after, maybe the answer to achieving it has been hiding in plain sight the entire time.
Where are you not satisfied in your life? Is a specific relationship stressing you out? Is your job leaving you unfulfilled? Do you have dreams or goals that aren't being achieved?
Whatever area of your life you're currently unsatisfied with, ask yourself if you're putting in the necessary action to change your situation. There's a good chance you're not.
Enough + action = satisfaction.
We often learn language and words without ever learning the context of their creation. Yet when you think about language, if you were to create a new word this word would have a very specific, tangible reason for its creation. It would have been created out of necessity. And that necessity is where the lesson lies.
The wisdom we seek has been espoused for centuries upon centuries, and sometimes we just have to look a little harder to find it.
What can you take action on today that will lead to satisfaction tomorrow?