Updated: Mar 20, 2021
We all want to find meaning in our careers and our lives. And sometimes we get stuck in 'have to' instead of 'want to'.
We all want to find meaning in our careers and our lives. And sometimes we get stuck in 'have to' instead of 'want to'. That's why it is essential that we continuously ask ourselves, 'what do I want' and 'what is important to me'.
Fulfillment is unique to you. It is an internal feeling of satisfaction when you feel aligned with what you care about, and it produces aliveness and contentment.
Some ideas to heighten a sense of fulfillment:
#1 — Staying true to our values
Our values arrive from our beliefs. They guide us towards what we care about most. When our values align with our decisions and actions - we feel good about ourselves.
#2 — Persistence
Giving up is easy; finding fulfillment is not. Sometimes we win, and sometimes we lose. When we persist towards what we seek to create and overcome obstacles, the strong sense of fulfillment we get on the other side is all worth it.
#3 — Remain Open-Minded
It is just as important to know what we want and to be flexible towards getting there. Sometimes life's plan is much greater than our own, and we must be open-minded to notice the signs.
#4 — Gratitude
Find the blessings in everyday life. Celebrate every single step of the journey. This way, you can train your brain to notice and savour everyday positive experiences, which creates a spiral of positive emotions and well-being.
#5 — Giving Back
Giving back and contributing to others gives a deep sense of fulfillment. Using our expertise, learnings and strengths to support others boosts positive emotions in ourselves and the individuals we touch.