Personal Fulfilment, a foundational piece of your success
Winter is the perfect time to reassess our goals, reflect on our gratitudes and plan for the future.
In fact, it has long been know that winter is a time for reaping the harvest, resting and planning for the time when life reemerges. This natural process calls you to connect to what has been, what is, what is emerging and what will be before the spring and the reemergence of activities which come with it – making this the perfect time to reflect and deepen your dreams for the coming year and beyond.
And when it comes to setting your goals, don’t just think about business needs. Sure, they’re important, but the real secret to success in life and work is in achieving personal fulfillment.
You’ve probably heard of the idea of putting on your own airplane oxygen mask before helping others – the same is true for your small business. Personal fulfillment is the foundation you can grow the rest of your business goals on, and once you have it in place, it will nourish the soul and allow you to find a true sense of purpose – setting you up for joy and success in equal parts.
Here’s how to achieve personal fulfillment for yourself, and why you should always strive for it before any other goals…
Think about your lifestyle and craft your business or side hustle around it
There is no point in setting business goals which don’t match your life. If you have a busy family life or other responsibilities, be realistic about the time you can commit to your side hustle. Put your life and priorities first, and when your work fits around it, your goals will be achievable, enjoyable, and most importantly, fulfilling on every level. Ultimately, you want a side hustle to become a sustaining and integrated part of the lifestyle you have created.
Make your personal values a priority
What do you value most in life? If it’s freedom, for example, don’t start a demanding restaurant business which will mean you’re tied to the venue all day and all night – a work-from-anywhere online side hustle could be the perfect outlet for you, instead. Building your values into the framework of your hustle from the beginning means it will always be fulfilling on a deep, emotional level.
Take a holistic approach to what success means to you
Success doesn’t just mean having spare wads of cash. For you, it could mean being able to speed more time with your family, freedom to travel or to explore creative pursuits. Visualize your own personal version of success, based on your lifestyle, growth and passions, and keep this idea in place from the ground up.
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