Walking towards fulfillment can be a scary thing, but living a fulfilled life is living a joyful life.
So what does living a fulfilled life mean? Does it mean we won’t ever be sad or frightened again? No, it doesn’t. It means that we are living our best life, one that is founded in joy.
There will still be struggles and moments of frustration. We will still feel sad at times. This is okay because we are human, after all. To feel sad means we’ve known love and joy and are missing it.
Occasionally, we will have to walk away from that which does not fulfil us and towards that which will. If anything in our life brings only negativity and sadness, we must consider changing it. We must look to the things that bring us joy.
These are things that make us feel valued, appreciated and even loved. They make us want to get up in the morning and keep going not because we have to but because we want to.
There are things we cannot walk away from because we have responsibilities, but that doesn’t mean we can’t change them. If our job is making us miserable, we can find a job that will bring us joy and support us.
Often fear prevents us from leaving the comfort of an unhappy job. We are secure in our unhappiness because we know what to expect each day. This should not stop us from growing and learning, and working toward a job that will bring us joy and satisfaction.
If our relationship is not bringing us joy, we have to ask the question, why? What are we giving to the other person to make them feel valued and loved? The onus isn’t on them to make us feel loved. Instead, it is on us to show them how much we love them.
Bringing joy to another person rebounds joy and love back at us. Treat your relationships the same as you did in the beginning. While there is comfort in knowing someone for a long time, don’t forget how you treated them at the beginning of your relationship.
Spending our days sad and unhappy is no way to live. In fact, it is depressing and allows us to create a vicious circle of unhappiness. We must choose to change the cycle.
Self-fulfilment is often overlooked as a way to bring joy to our day. There are many things we can do to make ourselves happy. Whether it is spending time reading a good book, volunteering, learning a new hobby or simply chatting with a friend, there are many ways to bring joy into our lives.
Don’t spend your journey stuck on the road of unhappiness. Life is too short. Change direction and start walking towards fulfillment.
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