Is Your Life Fulfilling? This is definitely a loaded question – but in a good way. Before you attempt to answer, use the scale of your dreams and goals to assist with your response. Don’t depend on outside influences like the thoughts of others or the considerations of societal norms. Be honest with yourself, after all, only you are reading this and only you will know the answer.
At one time or another, all of us have set goals. These goals have given us good reasons for getting up in the morning. We are always moving toward something that seems to make an impact on our lives. If you’re in college, graduation day represents a goal – it may be four years down the road, but it’s still in sight.
When you find a job, the goal may then change from job-seeking to one of promotion. Some of us strive to be better than we are not because of others, but because of our drive to do more than simply breathe the air. Each person wants their time on this planet to mean something, and this meaning could be for us alone, for our families or for the entire world.
What are some of your goals and dreams? If you’ve never taken the time to write them down, buy a journal and do just this. If you are rusty at delving deep within your mind, don’t worry, this process should take more than one sitting.
No matter how outrageous these dreams seem, write ALL of your aspirations down. The culmination of dreams is not necessarily a lifelong career. You may want to scale a mountain, but that doesn’t mean you want to be a mountain climber. Scaling a mountain is an experience you’d like to have, and by fulfilling that desire, this adds a measure of character to your life.
You may not meet all of your goals. An unmet goal can – by chance, either lead us down a better path, or drop us into a new lifetime low. Strive for the former. Some of us are so set on keeping up with our ideals that we don’t realize the harm that we’re doing to our own level of joy in the process.
Take a good long look at your goals and dreams list. Who knew you had so many desires. Life is not about pursuing one path and then staying on it for the rest of your life. It’s about the detours and stops we choose to take that turn us into well-rounded and understanding people.
Only you can answer the question, “Is Your Life Fulfilling?” No one knows your heart like you do. It’s the fundamental question many long for someone else to answer for them, but you’ll soon realize that any answer another would give would be wrong – because they’re not you. You know yourself best, so begin using your goals and dreams as a guide to find the fulfilment you’re longing to achieve.