I think it is a common question for all of us, “What is Satisfaction and How to Achieve Satisfaction in Our Life?”
We all strive to experience the feeling of fulfillment and being satisfied. But is it easy to live a happy life?
In a world where we always focus on more and better, it is quite tough to remain happy with what we have got. There are numerous pressures in all aspects of life, like having the most luxurious lifestyle, maintaining perfect relationships, and having the most talented kids. Is it going to happen to all of us?
What means to Achieve Satisfaction in your Life?
A perfect partner or an Expensive Lifestyle or a Peaceful Mind?
Think about these questions deeply while you read this complete article. I am sure you will get some ways to achieve the satisfaction you want in your life for sure.
I want you all to ask some questions to yourself first and then follow the answers afterward.
My first question for you all is –
Are you satisfied with your life?
I am sure most of you will give NO as your answers.
Then ask why you are never satisfied with your life? The most important factor contributing to this dissatisfaction is the lack of love. If you always think that you are not satisfied with your life, you are finding yourself in a lonely zone caused by the lack of enough love you want or what you desire.
Am I not correct??
Ask yourself, honestly. Is this not the root cause of all the problems?
My second question is related to the satisfaction which you want from your life–
Ask yourself what gives you satisfaction in your life?
Let us think about it deeply. Numerous factors contribute to achieving satisfaction in our life which we all strive for. The most important ones are our health, romantic relationships, relation with our family members, our working environment, our friends’ value, and many more things.
Let me give an elaborate answer to this question with the help of an imaginary story.
A boy falls in love with a girl. After following her for a few months, he finally proposed her, and the girl agreed. Now, they both have achieved satisfaction. They got what they wanted in the form of the love of their life. But the time was slowly changing, and now the boy is under the immense pressure of his job and other life-related problems. He feels restlessness now. See, this is the case here when the prior level of satisfaction which he achieved once has now lost somewhere. He is now finding his new definition of satisfaction in the name of his career.
So the point here is, we do not get satisfaction from a single thing or a single wish-fulfillment in our life. We want more and more. And this causes pain, which we get in return for the hunt of that incredible feeling of contentment.
How satisfied are you with your life depends on your expectations and learning the art of being satisfied with what you already have. We all are stuck in the happiness trap, which is why we are always dissatisfied with our lives.
Now we will discuss the points that describe-
♦why there is a lack of satisfaction in our life?
1. We don’t know what we want.
Generally, all of us lack directions in our lives. This leads to the feeling of restlessness and dissatisfaction, and this dissatisfaction results in depression. This can be sorted out by self-realization, but we have to work hard because self-realization is the toughest thing for any individual.
We should sit in a lonely and quiet place, and then analyze our feelings. We should question ourselves what we want? It will feel funny to do. But it will give you a clear vision of your desires.
For example, for some people, money is necessary, but family is essential for others. To achieve satisfaction in our life, we should learn to differentiate between momentary Satisfaction and Satisfaction for a lifetime.
2. We avoid taking risks in life.
People are generally unaware of their potentials. They often limit their thoughts. Not consciously, but when we think ourselves inferior or weak, we create an impression of our thoughts in our subconscious mind. Sometimes we lack that confidence that will lead us to the path of success and ultimate satisfaction if once achieved.
Think of a man would not have thought of landing on the moon or exploring space would we be at the same place where we are right now? If women would have thought themselves weak compared to men, then would they have been admitted to the Army? Today women are at top positions throughout globally, only because they are willing to take some needed risks.
There are numerous examples when people took risks and created history. So, we should never feel low and try to take every needed risk in our life (unless risks are dangerous or worthless).
3. We lack Motivation.
Motivation is one of the crucial factors that decide our career, future, and finally, the level of satisfaction we want. According to my, Motivation is one of the most potent tools which helps us to get rid of negative thoughts in our minds. Motivation is of two kinds, first is Motivation from family and friends, and second is self-motivation.
I will explain this with a recently happened incident from my life. I was feeling low, was thinking what to do and what to not…!!!! Everyone gets confused at some point in life, and I am not different. Suddenly I was boosted up by one of my dear friends who told me, “Shubha you can do it, you have got that very much potential.” and believe me, every negative thought just disappeared from my mind. I started to concentrate back on my work with redoubled energy.
Sometimes in our life, we don’t only need Knowledge and Potential. We also need someone who believes in us and always boosts us morally. He or she can be anyone means your friend, brother, sister, lover, or relative. It would help if you searched for that ‘KICK’ in your life.
Self-motivation is also a good thing. We should always try to motivate ourselves to do good and focus on the things that give us long-lasting happiness.
4. Negative thoughts surround us.
Satisfaction lies in the purity of feelings, and purity comes from positivity. We should try to get surrounded by the people who spread positivity. Even the most detrimental type of person can be transformed to think positively if positive people always surround him/her.
Let us take an example here. If anyone is frustrated and wants to suicide, he suddenly meets someone who has a very positive attitude towards life and thinks life is a blessing. The new person now transfers positive thoughts in his mind. Are there some chances that the person will change his decision to suicide? I am sure he must feel some change in his thoughts and perceptions about life. Think yourself and answer me, when you attend any motivational session of top motivators don’t you feel suitable for some days? If we will try to be in touch with these positive thoughts, will our transformation not happen?
Now, let us sum up some of the proven ways to-
♦achieve Personal Satisfaction in Our Life.
1. Develop a positive attitude towards life.
This, you can slowly achieve uniquely. Write your daily routine at night, write a gratitude page every day, thanking all the great things that happened to you for the whole day. Try to fill your mind with positive thoughts. Neglect negativities.
2.Know to differentiate between Happiness and Satisfaction.
There is always a confusion between both the terms. Prior is momentary, it can result from any achievement or celebrations, but the latter is permanent. If you learn to differentiate between these two, you will find the path to your life’s final goal. And this will lead you to the ultimate level of satisfaction.
3. Be yourself.
As we all know, every person in this universe is unique; we should never compare ourselves with others. I have seen many people who compare themselves on the grounds of beauty, wealth, knowledge, and many more things. Is it right to do so? If you are more beautiful than me, I might be more intelligent than you. If you are more wealthy, I can be happier. See the difference. Value the assets, which the Supreme Lord has given to you. Not everyone is you, and you are not everyone. Understand it.
4. Accept the truth.
Be simple; don’t show off. Always try to be the real you. There is nothing better and more attractive than simplicity. Live your life transparently. No need to tell lies if you do not have expensive kinds of stuff, cars, or Villas. Confidently accept your reality, people will start admiring you. And the level of satisfaction which you will get from this pure feeling is better than anything.
5. Accept your family.
You are given a family by The Almighty God, who knows what is right for you better than you can think yourself. Try to mingle with your family members. Maybe there are some differences in thoughts or ways of living, but all that is different is not wrong. Give your full effort to fix the things in your relationships. When you will do so, you will automatically get closer to that top level of satisfaction.
6. Value your life.
There is nothing more important than the life which we all have got. If there would be no life, then will there be any question of being satisfied or dissatisfied? Think about it. There is a life, so there are feelings, emotions, desires, and hunters for satisfaction. So value your life and live your life as no one has lived before.
There is a lot of confusion regarding the Desires and Expectations of our life. No one can help us to understand us better than we can. We should focus on our thoughts, feelings, and things that can make us happy for the whole of our lifelines. What you feel is something which only you know.
#FINAL WORDS ABOUT ACHIEVING SATISFACTION IN OUR LIFE:
For me, satisfaction comes when I see anyone smiling because of me. Can satisfaction be more significant and broader than the look of those satisfied eyes who rely blindly on you? Can we achieve a higher level of satisfaction in the smile of a just fed hungry soul? We should find real satisfaction in our life. Trust me; it is more attractive and beautiful than we have ever thought.
Drop a comment and tell me what satisfaction means to you? Share with your friends and family if you enjoyed reading this article.
Stay blessed and take care.
I am a Principal at Play School in Patna, Bihar. I love to explore new ideas and help women to define their personalities in a more powerful and beautiful way. I believe that every woman is unique and is full of all capabilities to handle herself gracefully.