To be happier and find personal fulfillment you need to be consider two things. Those two things are honesty and faith. You need faith to be honest and you need honesty to have faith. The two tend to go hand in hand. However, if you can be true to yourself and be less selfish through faith you should have no problem feeling fulfillment in life.
Most people say that to be happy you need to love much, laugh much, and live much. When it comes to the love, you need to be able to receive and to give love. If you never feel what it is like to be loved or to love with all of your heart you will never feel whole. You need love in your life to feel complete.
You should also find many things in your life to enjoy. You need to have people around you who support you and share a laugh with you every now and then. You need to define what makes you feel good about yourself and then seek those thngs out.
Finally, you need to live much. Living is not just breathing, living happens to be much more than the basics. You need to see the world through other people’s eyes. You need to take risks sometimes, but you also need to play it safe every now and then. You need to find the balance between the two. You can’t allow yourself to be held back by fear, but you must also learn to trust your instincts.
To feel fulfilled, you will need to make a list of everything that you would like to do before you die. Then place everything that seems important at the top of that list. Everyone’s list should be different and you probably shouldn’t show anyone your list because they will discourage you with their judgments. It’s your life and it’s your list so make it for you, not for other people.
Once you have the list you need to take more steps towards achieving those goals. Every time that you reach a goal, mark it off and place a new goal on the list. This way you are constantly reaching out for new experiences. At some point in your life, if you have the three most important things on your list done, you can sit back and feel completed. You have done everything that you could possible want in life and more. You have succeeded!
It can be very hard for a person is to feel self actualization or complete. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs there are five steps or basic needs. You will always need shelter, food, clothing, love, and more. You need to focus on your safety, your self esteem levels, and social levels.
To be fulfilled you have to satisfy your basic needs to live and then you have to satisfy your mind. When it comes to safety you will need to feel secure in your career, in your relationships, and in your finances. Once you feel pretty secure you can then work on your social needs.
You will need to build relationships with your family, friends, and co-workers. You need to be able to belong to a place. You need to feel like you are wanted at work, at home, and then in your social circle.
You will then need to work on your self esteem. Why do you feel the way that you do. Once you have worked on your self esteem and become satisfied with you who are now, you can reflect on the other stages.
Sometimes you are going to have repair the way you feel about the other stages, but once you have become content with your home, your personal life, social life, finances, and so on, you have become content and that’s what self actualization is.