Fulfilment is the expression of a person’s overall essence, as defined by the intricate interactions of their consciousness, informed considerations, inspirations, aspirations and intrinsic manifestations.
Five elements characterize fulfilment. Knowingly or unknowingly these five elements were mastered by every great man or woman that ever lived; Mastering these five elements will make you great too. They are Self-Awareness, Self-Evaluation, Self-Motivation, Self-Development, and Self-Actualisation. Sometimes these elements occur sequentially and at other times they occur simultaneously.
Although the five elements may not occur in any particular order, each must ultimately play out in your life if fulfilment is your desire. To succeed you must first discover yourself, comfortable or not, you must come to grips with your person and your style. Self-Awareness is the contextual definition of your conceptualized personality. Simply put, it’s the ‘know thyself state’. This is the basic and foremost step toward fulfilment because it establishes potential, highlights talents, identifies challenges, and qualifies mentors and associates. The first element is where you clearly state what you want in and with life, subsequent upon which a second element of evaluation occurs.
At the level of self-evaluation, there is that conscious effort to establish foundational and fundamental facts. Here, you clearly examine performance, work rate, productivity, efficiency and preoccupation. You contemplate alternatives, consider potential and utilize opportunities. You also outline dreams, visions and expectations; gauge progress, notice and expunge lapses. This is the rung of reckoning, that nudges you in the right direction and minimizes distractions in life. Self-Evaluation is where you scrutinize your performance, evaluate the validity of your inputs, cross-examine your proficiency and verify your pace. It precedes self-motivation.