The two most important lessons learned in life are the science of achievement and the art of fulfillment.
The science of achievement
Yes, Achievement is a science. If you do certain things, you will achieve a certain outcome.
For example, there are certain laws of the body that if you ignore those laws; you are going to have pain.
If you neglect your body either by poor diet or inactivity, you will experience illness and disease.
There are certain laws that if you follow, you are going to have high levels of energy, vitality, and strength.
If you provide your body with high levels of nutrients, hydrate yourself, and stay active, thus increasing oxygen and blood flow throughout your body and brain, you are feeding your body and mind what it needs, and you will have a completely different life than someone that neglects these areas.
This is true not only with your body but in all areas of your life.
There are laws of money. If you do certain things in a certain way, you will achieve.
I love to study financially successful people because when you look hard enough you will see common threads of what they do to get where they are.
The art of fulfillment
Fulfillment is an art. Yes, not a science, but an art. The capacity to feel alive, happy and to have meaning is an art.
Science is the same for everybody, but art is different for everybody.
What will fulfill you will be different than what fulfills others. It is important that you discover what those things are.
While there is no science to fulfillment, there are patterns.
Here are some patterns that I have noticed:
- In order to feel fulfillment, you must grow.
Progress = Happiness
- In order to feel real fulfillment you must also have meaning. You must contribute beyond yourself. Find something you are passionate about and that can impact the lives of others.
To be completely honest, I have not yet found the passion that I’m describing. I suppose that is part of the journey I am writing about.
However, I do believe that we all have a passion to discover and we all have something to give.
I have also noticed that if we just try to achieve what we want, we can get the experience of pleasure but this is short lived though.
Fulfillment comes because you feel like your life matters and because you have grown.
Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.
The integration of achievement and fulfillment is the ultimate success!