Nearly 100 years ago, Albert Einstein in his theory of happiness stated “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness”
His words, after nearly completing a century still remain relevant in today’s modern world. Even though life today has gotten better by every means and standards, people still tend to feel depressed, demotivated and alone. The pursuit of success has pushed people in a never ending oblivion of constant dilemma, where they are unable to figure out what makes them happy. Is it the success that they have achieved? Or is it because of something else?
Finding true meaning of life is necessary in order to have that fulfilling feeling from your life.
Here we have mentioned a couple of pillars, whose support might help you achieve a feeling of fulfilment:
Finding Your Purpose
Many people confuse finding a purpose with finding a good job. Purpose is certainly less about what you need, and more about what value you provide to others. Purpose basically means using your own strengths to serve others. Keeping in mind that most of us spend considerable time at work, it makes sense for us to channel our sense of purpose through our performance at the job.
Learning to add value to your own behaviour is the first step towards leading a fulfilling life.
Transcendence translates into those rare moments where you feel you have come far away from that daily routine life, and you have experienced a higher reality. In a nutshell, it can be deemed as an experience that is larger than life, and we should make continual efforts to find such rare moments, if not, create them.
This helps you to divert your mind from the daily hustle, and reflect upon what matters to you, and who you matter to.
Happiness is temporary but in times of distress, having meaning gives you something to hold on to.