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The Key Ingredient to a Fulfilled Life

Photo credit: sciencebuddies.org

Photo credit: sciencebuddies.org

In one way or another, we often talk about “fulfillment.” We seldom think about it, but the word itself provides a rather interesting image: one in which something fills us until we’re full. And so, when we say we want our lives to be fulfilling, we’re simply saying that we want our activities, beliefs, choices, etc. to provide us with satisfaction. We want a sense of worth, meaning, and joy.

But how do we get fulfillment? The most common ways we seek it include looking to family, accomplishments at work, acquiring certain things, or even serving a particular cause. Maybe you’ve noticed, but over time, those strategies rarely seem to deliver. Your spouse disappoints you. Your kids move out. Your business success isn’t quite all you thought it would be. Your kitchen remodel is nice, but it isn’t exactly the key to unbroken happiness. Or what do you do when your seemingly just cause fails to win the day? And what’s next when it does?