What Does It Mean To Live A Meaningful And Fulfilling Life? 4 Questions To Ask Yourself.
Are you living to your fullest potential?
Do you feel like you're living the life you're meant to live?
How does one know?
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” - Mark Twain
Have you had that day yet? The day you figure out why you were born. The day it all makes sense. The day where everything changes and nothing is really ever the same.
It's really incredible how life can change.
How much you can change your life.
So if you feel like you aren't living a meaningful and fulfilling life, you still can. There isn't a timer on this one.
Are you living a meaningful and fulfilling life?
4 Questions to ask yourself.
1. How do you feel about your life?
What's the first thought that comes to you when you read that question?
Excited, inspired, and overjoyed? Or anxious, scared, and worried?
When you wake up in the morning, how do you feel?
Can you get out of bed with ease, or is it a daily struggle?
There's a phrase: "How you do one thing is how you do everything."
And if you aren't feeling good about your life, here are some posts that might help:
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2. Is your glass half empty or half full?
Do you see life from a half empty or half full perspective?
Recently, I started watching this show called The Amazing Race where people raced around the world and I started noticing a common pattern: People who were grateful and saw their life as half full would go further than those with a half empty perspective who always wanted more.
And even if they didn't get that far and were eliminated, you could tell that they were just grateful to be there and have the opportunity. And that their life was going to be okay even if they didn't win the million dollars.
Side note: One person I really admired was Bethany Hamilton, who had the movie Soul Surfer made after her. Seeing her compete in The Amazing Race was really something else; she had so much grace and strength.
3. Are you living your life for other people or for yourself?
Is the life you're living for other people or for yourself?
Are you helping build someone else's dreams or yours?
By the way, this isn't me saying everyone should be an entrepreneur and their own boss.
Because you can totally work for someone else and be living life for yourself, but are you working at that job because you want to ... or because someone else wants you to?
If you're living someone else's idea of what your life should be like, it's not going to bring you the fulfillment you're looking for.
If anything, it's going to make you feel empty and inadequate, because it's not what you want.
You only get one chance at life, so why spend it living someone else's dream?
Be brave enough to have your own dreams and goals.
4. Are you living out your purpose in life?
To go along with the last question, are you living out your purpose in life?
If not, what's holding you back?
Fear? Other people's judgments? Your own judgment?
If you continue letting the fear and self-doubt hold you back, you won't be living to your true potential. To what your life could be.
As scary and uncomfortable as it is, it's worth getting out of your own comfort zone and letting go of other people's judgments and negativity to live the life you were meant to live.
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way." - Wayne Dyer
It's not always about getting to the destination, but the journey along the way.
Today, tomorrow, and what you choose to do every day after that.
I'd love to hear from you.
What does living a meaningful and fulfilling life mean to you?
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