Fulfillment is defined as satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one’s abilities or character.
The authors of “Co-Active Coaching” write: “The paradox of fulfillment is that it is possible both to have a sense of inner peace and to experience an outer struggle at the same time.”
If you are engaged actively in developing your abilities and character to the fullest extent possible, you are probably fulfilling your life mission.
You may have a sense of peace because you know deep inside that you are utilizing your talents in a way that feels good to you. In positive psychological terms you experience a sense of flow.
It doesn’t mean that it’s easy (although there may be opportunities to create a sense of ease in the midst of challenges…)
Ultimately everyone of us has the same mission: to develop ourselves to the best of our abilities.
The novelist Ellen Glasgow said, “The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.”
If you are in a rut, what do you need to do to get back on the path to fulfillment?
May we pursue our paths, avoiding the ruts and expressing our own unique gifts,