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Are you looking for fulfillment? Do you know what that even looks like?
Fulfillment is what you get when you reach a level of contentment and gain a sense of accomplishment, giving you great emotional happiness and satisfaction.
What makes you happy though is not the same thing that makes someone else happy. So don’t think having or doing what others are doing will reap the same feelings and benefits for you.
It’s usually the simple things in life that bring us the most fulfillment, such as being around family and friends.
Each one of us strives for something in life, whether it be material or emotional. What is that for you, and have you ever even asked yourself what that is?
Imagine for a moment right now you were 80 years old. If you were able to look back at your life, what would be your biggest regrets?
What are the things that are really strong in your mind that you feel, and you’d say to yourself, "I should have done that when I had the chance."
Don’t focus on so-called "mistakes." That is not the point here, there are no such things as mistakes in life, but there are missed opportunities due to failure to take action.
Today I am going to show you how to find out what makes you happy and get you motivated towards reaching that level of happiness.
First, though, let’s take a look at why living life without fulfillment is like a plane without wings – you aren’t really going to get too far.
Why You Are Missing Out On Some Of Life’s Beauty
Early on in my career, I had been teaching and training people of all ages how to use computers, training them in software on both PCs and Macs.
I had always enjoyed this, and I realized I love teaching others, and I wanted to do more of it.
I knew what I wanted to do but didn’t really know how I would get there.
And then it hit me, the creation of my own website and blog. My own stage where I could teach people what I had learned in my life, the experiences that I have gone through, and how they could also attain a fulfilled and super happy life for themselves by doing what they love.
In one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray, he is stuck in a time loop living the same repetitive day over and over again.
Where he wakes up, and the same song is playing on the radio, to walking down the street and meeting the same people and doing the exact same things. And no matter what he does he cant get out of it.
It’s not until he finds his true identity, and becomes the person he never was, is when he escapes from the repetitive days, and a new more fulfilled and content life begins for him.
We are always striving to be the best and have the best, but the "best" for one person is not always the best for someone else. The picture is different for everyone.
You need to let go of things that you just have no control of in life, and focus your efforts on things that you can change, can affect, and can have a life-changing influence on.
What Your Fulfillment Looks Like
To start living a more fulfilled, content, and meaningful life, you can start to use the following strategies to carve out the most joy for yourself.
– What Do You Want Out Of Life?
You go to a job because you want the money and need to work. You go to a restaurant because you are hungry and want to eat.
See what actions are you doing every day, and where they are taking you.
Ask yourself where do you want to go, what do you want to accomplish, who do you want to be with, what do you want to own, where do you want to travel.
Start to find out what your purpose in life really is. We are only in this world for a very short time, let’s not waste any time on things that just don’t matter.
Write down what you want to get, and what type of relationships you want to have with the people you care about around you.
Find your fulfillment today so that you can be truly happy for the rest of your life.
– Find What You Love And Do It More Often
What do you love doing? For me, I really enjoy rollerblading; it gives me an incredible sense of freedom and happiness that I just can’t describe.
Yet a lot of the time, we are doing things that we just don’t enjoy or get any reward out of.
We all know what makes us happy, so why are we not doing more of it?
If you are working at a job that just doesn’t do anything for you, then you need to start asking yourself what steps do you need to take to start doing work that gives you fulfillment.
If sitting on your favorite couch, wearing your most comfortable slippers, reading a book with a nice cup of warm tea makes you feel at peace, then you need to be doing more of it.
Doing the things you love to do more often gives you a sense of peace over yourself.
– Set Realistic Goals For Yourself
Now that you know what things give you fulfillment, you need to start to create the roadmap and goals to start living out your dreams.
Often we look back on our lives and reflect and ask ourselves what have I accomplished.
You need to be able to measure your level of contentment and happiness by looking at how much do you need to live.
Fulfillment is linked to your goals, and your dreams and wishes. You will find satisfaction when you reach your goals.
Write down what you are striving for in life, and what exact steps you are going to do to get there.
– Help Someone Else Out
When you do good for others and help someone else out, whether it be just giving them company when they are alone, or lending a helping hand to someone financially, you can gain so much fulfillment from this.
When humans do good to each other, this causes a great sense of peace and happiness not just to the recipient, but to the giver as well.
To help yourself out emotionally, start doing good for others so that you can feel the rewarding feeling of giving.
To live a more fulfilled life, you need to live in the moment, in the now. You need to focus on the emotions and feelings that you are feeling inside of you, and strive to make yourself the happiest that you can be.
We all need to start enjoying each and every moment and refocus on the present time.
By bringing yourself to be grounded and live one day at a time, you slow down your life to stop looking at external ways to make ourselves happy.
You don’t need any external things to make you happy; your absolute happiness already exists right inside of you right now, it’s just up to you to want to grab it.
Maher Abiad has been in digital media and marketing since 2000. He runs his own online marketing agency named 3Seven7 Studios which helps businesses tell their stories and grow their audience through digital media marketing.
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