The defnition of fulfilment is ‘the completion or achievement of a desire’. Fulfilment is also defined as ‘a feeling of happiness and satisfaction’.
What is fulfilment to you? Take some time to think about this.
Both of the definitions above could easily be seen as destinations to be reached or goals to be achieved as opposed to a journey to enjoy and savour each day.
As a coach, I’m encouraging you to set goals, to create a vision of the future you want, to define fulfilment and work towards it. I’m also encouraging you to enjoy the journey because this is your opportunity to be fulfilled each day.
It is important to enjoy the journey not just the destination. In this world, we will never arrive at a place where everything is perfect and we have no more challenges. As admirable as setting goals and reaching them maybe, you can’t get so focused on accomplishing your goals that you make the mistake of not enjoying where you are right now.Joel Osteen
How fulfilled are you today in life? Take some time to consider this.
A useful and valuable tool to aid reflection is The Wheel of Life. You can access this tool here if you want to consider this now. The Wheel of Life helps us see where we are satisfied and happy with your life and also, where were are lacking fulfilment. Noticing where the gaps are and asking yourself ‘what’s missing’ can be powerful and revealing.
What is truly important to you? What will really fulfill you?
Notice whether your ‘wheel’ is balanced or not. A balanced wheel is a more balanced life. Achieving balance emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally and financially too provides a strong foundation from which to work towards fulfilment, along with what you want to do, be and have in life.
The journey of course is not always smooth. Life, as Joel rightly points out above, is full of challenges but it’s how we react to the challenges that life puts in front of us that determines how we experience them and how resourcefully we navitage them.
How well do you approach challenging situations?
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
How we react is our choice. It is within our control. It is also within our control to choose a fulfilled life and to be proactive in working towards this.
Being proactive is more than taking initiative. It is recognising that we are responsible for our own choices and have the freedom to choose based on principles and values rather than mood and condition. Proactive people are agents of change and choose not to be victims, to be reactive, or to blame others.Stephen Covey
At 4PositiveGrowth we work with you to help you manage challenge and change. We provide you with the tools to help you react resourcefully and positively to the challenges that life puts in your path, to see these as opportunities for growth and learning, as opposed to barriers to achieving fulfilment.
If you think we can help and you’d like to talk with us, we’d love to hear from you, so please do get in touch!