No one wants to admit their life is not as fulfilling as they’d like. That would make them feel like they failed, wouldn’t it ? I know that’s how I felt. I had it ‘all’ – the job, career, great family and friends ….. yet why did I feel something was missing ? I […]
No one wants to admit their life is not as fulfilling as they’d like. That would make them feel like they failed, wouldn’t it ? I know that’s how I felt. I had it ‘all’ – the job, career, great family and friends ….. yet why did I feel something was missing ? I must be CRAZY !! Not to mention feeling guilty as hell as I had what most folks wanted.
For a long time, I didn’t even dare whisper this; even to my closest friends fearing they would think I was ungrateful and self centered. In reality, most days, I was too busy with life to spare this any thought. But in those rare quiet moments, the question would creep back ….. is this really all there is ? Surely the one life we have to live has to be more fulfilling than this !
Thus began my own journey of self discovery. It’s a journey that started more than 10 years ago; one that I’m still on in many ways and learning everyday that I’m enjoying the journey as much as the destination !
Along the way, I’ve learnt a few things –
So do I think a fulfilling life is a dream to pursue, or an illusion ? Absolutely it’s a dream worth pursuing. As a very wise advertising legend, Leo Burnett; used to say ..
“When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either”
What stars do you want to reach for in your life ?
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