There is a quantity of well-being everyone needs in their lives.
You will feel miserable if you won’t reach your quota and won’t stop searching until you satisfy the need.
Some will get that good feeling from relationships, religion, business or sports, but the most won’t really commit to such complex endeavors and will instead reach for shortcuts.
Alcohol, smoking, even bad eating habits… are just ways to patch the void.
What most won’t realize, is that voids can’t be filled with short moments of satisfaction.
That is also why chasing happiness is the wrong approach.
Some happy moments here and there are precious but won’t get you the life you want. Inevitably you will end up with a lot of empty spots.
Because happiness is bliss, short, intense. Great firework that doesn’t last.
It can’t fill all the emptiness on it’s own. It can’t FILL UP YOUR WHOLE LIFE.
What you need is a steady , long-lasting, deeply satisfying energy. That worm feeling in your soul that can put a day-long smile on your face. Every day.
That is fulfillment.
Fulfillment is trickier than happiness. It’s not that jerk off type of quick fix. It’s deeply anchored in your core and it only thrives on meaning.
The best way to get there is a growth mindset and knowing what you really enjoy doing. Now go do that and bust your ass to get extremely good at it. The best if possible. That will be your superpower.
Now go be a superhero and use your power to help other people, to make their lives better.
That’s how you will reach fulfillment.
Does it last for a lifetime? It can and it usually does.
You will feel fulfilled as long as your core doesn’t change. Until your soul doesn’t find meaning elsewhere. If that ever happens, don’t panic. Just rinse and repeat.
But don’t ever let the void be your life.