“Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.”Tony Robbins
Is Material Wealth The Answer To Your Problems?
Did you find a reason to want to change from the last blog?
Having a reason to change drives you forward when things aren’t working but not everyone wants a reason to change. They would rather stay in the comfort of their own little bubble.
A Valuable Message
Last night I rediscovered a valuable message that I need to share with you.
This is relevant for people in sports, business and life so please share with people that might need a gentle nudge in the right direction.
Whatever your craft, whatever you excel at, you know you’ve spent hours, months and years honing that craft.
Your performance in that skill is unparallelleded and you’ve accomplished some great things.
This is what we call being skilled in Achievement. You took your time to learn a skill that has helped you get as far as you have.
You have become skilled in achieving something, be it sports, business or life. You may have achieved winning a league title, achieving a remarkable turnover of 5 million in a year or have achieved cool dad status!
Two Powerful Components
Success has two components
- Mastering The Skill Of Achievement
- Mastering The Art Of Fulfilment
Let me explain what this means to you
Your Achievements lead to external rewards – Money, houses, cars, fame just to name a few and in some way, having this material wealth can give you some satisfaction.
But this is short lived and can be taken away from you in an instant.
Just look how Covid-19 has changed the way people are living and earning a living. I know there are people out there suffering
The Misconception About Material Wealth
Many people with material wealth often have a sense of something being missing and they think they need more cars, a bigger house, more money to fill that gap and for a short period, the sense of something being missing goes away.
This only heightens their mistaken belief that having more material wealth solves their problems.
But the reality is that gap can only be filled with a sense of fulfilment but very few people know how to accomplish that.
Although they have Mastered The Craft Of Achieving, they have yet to Master The Art Of Fulfilment.
There is no blame to associate with this lack of knowledge because as much as we can assign importance to learning how to be fulfilled, schools, colleges and universities don’t deliver lessons on how to accomplish fulfilment, yet it is one of the most powerful arts and can be life changing in so many different ways.
I’ve researched and connected with former professional football players and talked about mental health and understand if only they had invested time, money and effort into mastering the art of fulfilment, many would have avoided the hardships they find themselves in now.
But a message to these players, it’s not too late! You can quickly discover a sense of fulfilment when you shift your focus away from you and onto others you care about. It’s easy to blame yourself, be critical to yourself and tell yourself what if, but this energy only drains your ability to feel fulfilled because you’re missing out on life as you focus internally on what you believe the problem to be. The problem is your perspective, not the situation. Shift your perspective and see what happens!
Being a professional football player has a shelf life and at some point, all that time and effort spent on mastering the skill of football suddenly becomes redundant as playing stops. You can no longer achieve on the field.
But being human lasts a lifetime so it makes sense to spend time on mastering the art of fulfilment because once playing football ends, you must find a way to fill that gap.
One of the most powerful ways to fill that gap is to give back. To take your skills and help others, either through charitable work for example.
If you’ve invested your money well during your time as a football player, you will have enough money to live on and perhaps you want to live a more fulfilling life by spending quality time with your family, building a business or perhaps becoming a wine connoisseur?
But you must start setting the foundation now. Don’t wait until the football ends!
Perhaps you want to chat about fulfilment and what you can do differently and I’m opining up my calendar. If you feel you would benefit from a chat, please book a time slot by clicking this link.