Experiences with parenting, grand-parenting, marriage, recreation and giving-back to others.
What is fulfillment? Google provides this definition that speaks to us:
1. satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one’s abilities or character.
2. the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted.
Fulfillment in LIFE goes way beyond what we are “doing” and aligns with how we are “being”. It speaks to our values and how we live them every day, out living the dream. These are our values that guide our doing and being:
- Authenticity – walk the talk, integrity, ethical practice, open and honest.
- Self-Actualization – personal development, wisdom, expertise, reaching our potential.
- Relationships – based on trust, love, treating others as we would like to be treated.
- Freedom – have the health, wealth and independence to do what we want.
- Service to Others – giving back using our wisdom and resources available.
Thank you to business coach Brian Tohana who invited us to name our values, which has helped us like a compass on our journey together. We used this core values worksheet independently, and then together through conversations between ourselves and friends, to come up with our values and the order, which we recognize is cyclical.
So what are the aspects of our life that are creating the most fulfillment, besides health and travel? Family is number one. Recreation like playing and teaching bridge is important, and philanthropy is leaving a legacy.
What is creating fulfillment for you? We’d love to hear from you when we blog about creating fulfillment in our lives.