6 May 2016
Money does not guarantee fulfillment. The world’s most wealthy aren’t necessarily the most fulfilled. Take for instance the rich and famous who are currently in a state of despondence following the recent massive data leak known as the ‘Panama Papers’. This speaks volume of how money is not all there is to the world and life; it will not guarantee your happiness.
Fulfillment, according to everyone’s friend trusted search engine, Google, is the satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one’s abilities or character. It is also defined as the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted.
Its other definitions are, the meeting of a requirement or condition, or the performance of a task, duty, or role as required, pledged or expected.
The definitions above are enough to end this piece on finding fulfillment, because fulfillment is not just about the cumulative end result, but the little immediate victories we accomplish on a daily basis.
So eat; because you need your daily sustenance, sleep; because you need the rest, and repeat; because life is a process made up of repeated deliberate actions.
Finding fulfillment lies in the little and seemingly mundane actions and tasks we do every day but culminate eventually in a big achievement. The art of finding fulfillment in every area of our life is not waiting for that final moment, but taking stock of and appreciating the many little ones along the way.
Focus on achieving daily tasks and learn to appreciate yourself afterwards, then kick it up a notch and never forget to continue appreciating your achievements no matter how small they are.
Fulfillment is a state of the mind that is achieved through many little victories. Whether it is getting that big career changing promotion or getting yourself to work on time. The little victories are what will help you to ultimately have a fulfilled life.
Author: Aderonke Adeleke
Writer. Music lover. Movie junkie. Social Media Enthusiast. Aspiring dancer. Aspiring photographer. Social Introvert.