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Achievement VS Fulfillment

July 11, 2017

For many people, the development of our careers is visible for the whole world to see (Instagram, Linkd-in etc) Thus, it’s no surprise that we want that process to look good. However, for something to look good on the outside doesn’t mean it feels good on the inside.

     I chose this subject as my first blog topic because it ties in with my current situation. I’m pursuing a career in the creative fields. Now, I don’t like to label myself as anything, but just so that you ‘understand’ me ; I’d say I work as a model / actress and a singer/songwriter. Currently I’m creating my first solo project & I noticed that sometimes I’m so focused on getting it DONE that I forget to actually enjoy the process of making music. Which is why I wanted to start in the first place. By living in the future, I take away the fulfilling effect of the whole action itself. Kinda twisted huh?  This is just an example, fitting for me, but it made me think and wonder if other people also cope with this on a regularly basis.  Do you?
   I feel like we are very much living in a future based society.  For example ; Why are TO DO lists more known than TO BE lists? I mean, have you ever even heard of that term? I’m not saying that we shouldn’t have any goals or plans that we work towards but I do believe it’s highly important to regularly check whether the balance between achievement and fulfillment is in check yes/no.
    The danger about achievement is that it’s almost never enough. You can always achieve more. This can lead to unfulfillment, to that empty feeling to that ‘is this it?’ – moment.
   So, whatever it is you are trying to achieve, often ask yourself, why you are doing what you are doing so that you wont fall in a pool of disease once u reached that goal.

 

 

 

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