How do you get long term satisfaction in life?
We know that material things usually don’t lead to long term happiness. We want a new clothes, phones, cars, etc. and when we get them, we’re happy for a moment but then, we start looking for the next thing we want. We also never stop wanting something new.
This also happens in our life as well. We may say, I’ll be happy when I finish school, only to find out that when you finish school, you’d be happy if you found a job. You’ve probably said, I’ll be happy when I’m a relationship...only to say, I’ll be happy once I’m out of this relationship. How about, I’ll be happy when I get married and have kids...only to say, I’ll be happy once my kids are out of the house. This is also, not the route to long term satisfaction...so what is?
The only thing that satisfies long term is to make a difference for others.
There are many ways to make a difference that will last a lifetime. It’s in the way you live, the way you love, the way you care. You need to make it a part of your life. Lifestyle includes the way you love, care and give.
Recognize what you have that’s abundance and give from your abundance. Do you have an abundance of time? Volunteer for an organization that you care about. An abundance of money? Use it to make a difference. An abundance of knowledge? Teach with it.
The only thing that satisfies long term is to make a difference for people. Go out and be the change that you want to see in the world.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.