WHAT IS FULFILLMENT?
By Alade Kayode
Fulfillment is probably what we’re all striving for in life, still, it feels intangible. Ultimately, fulfillment is about living according to what’s fundamentally important to you. It’s doing something that makes you excited when you wake up in the morning, something that makes you feel like you’ve made a difference somehow. It’s doing something that just feels right for you at a level deep inside your heart and soul. However fulfillment is not achieved by living other people’s dream, one has to live his or her dream and as such, some things have to be place.
You could be fulfilled right now, regardless of your circumstances, but it is possible there is something that will bring you greater fulfillment. Happiness and fulfillment come from within you, not from something external. Accept this and you are well on your way to fulfillment.
Fulfillment doesn’t mean you are happy every minute. It is about feeling like you are on the right path for you. Just the act of discovering and knowing what you want and going for it can be very fulfilling in itself, even when the going gets tough. So, ask yourself these questions:
Do you know what you want in your life and career?
Do you know what makes you thick?
Do you know what is fundamentally important to you that can guide you through the decisions on your life and career that you need to make?
What do you need to find out to get clearer about who you are and what you want?
You need to understand your values, know your real purpose in your life and connect to your passions.
Understanding your life purpose is another signpost on the way to finding a career you love.
Ask yourself what were you put on this earth to do and If there was one overall impact that you were destined to have, what would it be?
If I looked back on my life, what difference would I have wanted to have made?
Your purpose will be unique and personal and may feel a little uncomfortable at first. Initially some people are reluctant to accept what they really know is true for them because it doesn’t fit with where they are now or how they see themselves. Your purpose can also feel too big or ambitious; we are not generally encouraged to believe that we can do big things in our lives. The good news is that you can!
What do you love doing in your life?
What do you do where you just lose yourself in it and time flies by?
What really makes your heart sing?
Most people often lose sight of their passions in the day to day living of life, they can find it hard to think of anything they are passionate about and haven’t even thought about this question in a long time. So, if you have a passion that you’ve neglected for a while, why not take a small step today to really enjoy it again?
We all have natural innate talents; things we do that seem easy and obvious to us. Sometimes we find these hard to spot in ourselves simply because they come so naturally to us. People often say, ‘doesn’t everyone do that?’ and the answer is NO, we all have been gifted to do the same thing differently.
You’ll find your purpose where you find your happiness!
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