“We are all pursuing fulfillment.”
Aren’t we all striving for fulfillment? In our jobs. With our family. And our own personal fulfillment. If fulfillment is what it’s all about, what does it take to be fulfilled? 1) Define what fulfillment means to you in those areas. 2) What is required to be fulfilled in each of them? Everyone’s definition will be different, but the requirements are same!
Sacrifice and Hard Work
We’re fulfilled parents because we sacrifice time, energy, sleep, money and love for our children- and parenting is ridiculously hard work.
We’re fulfilled in our career when we work hard, learn new skills, and typically sacrifice 40 or more hours per week.
We will be personally fulfilled when we work hard on improving ourselves and growing. Becoming the best version of ourselves, so to speak. So what do each of us have to sacrifice to be fulfilled? That’s up to us. What seems to be constant is; sacrificing time, money, and energy. All three will be sacrificed in some capacity.
How fulfilled do you want to be?
And what is it going to require?
And what’s the cost if you live an unfulfilled life?
Hard questions to answer, for sure! As for me, to be fulfilled at work and with my family, I must feel fulfilled personally. I need to take care of myself to have the opportunity to care for others. I spend the time in the gym I need to. I prioritize my own nutrition. I can’t make the impact I want to have without striving to be the best version of myself I can be. Prioritizing personal fulfillment takes a back seat unless we are intentional with our decisions. And it’s not easy, and I’m not perfect, but it’s too important to ignore!
Maybe you feel the same?
If you’re struggling to feel fulfilled and don’t know how to prioritize yourself, I’m happy to speak with you about your goals, and how you can develop your fulfillment.