Fulfillment looks different to everyone. For some, it may be achieving a career or educational milestone. For others, fulfillment may arrive unexpectedly in the form of a new romantic interest, a growing family, a hobby or passion fulfilled, or a new adventure unfolding…
At its core, fulfillment is that self-awareness that we feel when we look at our lives and feel content, thriving and at our peak. If you’re feeling low or battling to develop a more fulfilled life, remember to appreciate the small things that really matter.
Honor your past, take root in the present and realize your dreams for a better future.
1. Honor The Past
Your past may be riddled with mistakes or ‘mis-steps’ towards living a fulfilled life.
You may have faced disappointments and heartache that have shaped your outlook. However, in order to fully embrace your present life, you need to acknowledge the past – and not dwell in it.
Never allow the wrongs of your past to define who you will become someday, but use the lessons learned along the way to shape you into a better person.
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard.
2. Take Root In The Present
“If you feel anxiety or depression, you are not in the present. You are either anxiously projecting the future or depressed and stuck in the past. The only thing you have any control over is the present moment...”
― Tobe Hanson
Learn to appreciate where you are right now.
No matter our current circumstances, we can attempt to adopt a positive outlook and choose happiness, triumph and fulfillment in the present moment. This is not always easy, especially when going through a valley. But each day, each moment, we can make a choice.
3. Set Goals For The Future
The future certainly is yours for the taking. Dream those impossible dreams. Write them down. Create goals you can work towards and realize the dreams you have waiting to be birthed within your heart. Manifest your greatness.
“It's amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”
― John Guare.
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I am Elisabeth.