This is what experience and wisdom teaches us over the years. Suddenly, we reflect upon where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished in life and feel somewhat unfulfilled. We wish we had done better with our concept of self realization.
But no matter the age or where you are in life, it’s never too late (or too early) to find fulfillment. Have some moments of self-reflection, which are good for identifying opportunities to draw on your experiences and create a better tomorrow.
Fulfillment comes in many forms, purpose, religion, educational achievements and many more. This post addresses our life’s work. A career we can feel good about and in fact, be proud of.
If you’ve not found that fulfillment in your life as yet, consider some of the suggestions listed below.
1. Get in the proper mindset.
You know, we can always find things that are wrong with ourselves and how this affects our life, but what about what’s right with us? Hey, your life is not a total mess, regardless of what you may think or have been told.
Everyone is good at something and no one is good at everything. Reflect upon the things you have done well in life and how that made you feel. This helps create a positive attitude and the proper mindset for finding that which brings you the most fulfillment.
Develop a deep appreciation for your accomplishments and remain positive about your future. When you are positive, it affects everyone around you in the same manner.
2. Create a new vision.
What will you do with the rest of your life and what legacy will you create?
We all would love to leave a positive mark on the world and have our contributions appreciated by others. The time for planning is right now so you can begin the process in the days ahead. This is not something to be put off into the future, this IS the future.
Create a vision of you doing exactly what you would like to do on a daily basis, plan it out and take the proper actions to make it happen. These thought should bring you a level of excitement, just think of the possibilities.
3. Tap into your passion.
What is it that you absolutely love to do?
Identify this and develop a plan to make it your life’s work. Place a high priority on this because when you can work your passion it seldom seems like work at all. The passion itself may not even be new, but the success we finally reach changes everything.
Create your list of things where you have a particularly good skill level. Things that make you want to do them all of the time. What’s there that you could see yourself doing for the rest of your life?
4. Go all in.
You must fully engage in this new direction and purpose, trusting your abilities to succeed while making a full commitment. This is easy to do when it comes from the heart and you truly want to succeed. Let nothing or no one alter your course, you’re on a mission now.
5. Think long-term.
As always, keep patience in your life. What you are creating may not happen overnight, which is pretty much standard. Putting forth a considerable effort is what it usually takes to reach most life-changing goals, but once this is accomplished the rewards are well worth the journey.
I believe this is one of the reasons so many never truly get to where they want to be, we are somewhat impatient by nature.
6. Never give up.
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail”. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be realistic about your chances of mastering that which you are most passionate about, it will happen, but not without challenges. It is these challenges that turn back many, but you will persevere. Yes, your persistence will be tested and you must not be deterred in any way.
Simply stay the course, do what you have to do to advance your cause and in the end, you will find the fulfillment you seek.
Have you found your life’s work?