1a: the payment through penance of the temporal punishment incurred by a sin b: reparation for sin that meets the demands of divine justice
2a: fulfillment of a need or want b: the quality or state of being satisfied : CONTENTMENT c: a source or means of enjoyment : GRATIFICATION
When is one satisfied?
I’m constantly reminded of the Rolling Stones classic Satisfaction. I’d like to think that never being satisfied with a task is a sign of a perfectionist. But there is such a thing as being overly obsessed with perfection. How can one decide when to step back, take a look at a job and say to oneself, “Well done!” ?
I canâ€™t get no satisfaction,
I canâ€™t get no satisfaction.
â€™cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I canâ€™t get no, I canâ€™t get no.
That is the chorus, as sung by Mick Jagger. The complete lyrics can be found here. In the old days, I could’ve posted a link to the mp3 itself.