How full do you feel?
I kept the question broad on purpose. When I asked about fullness, what did you imagine? Bodily fullness, soul fullness, mental fullness? Both whether you feel full and the type of fullness you do or don't feel is telling.
Fullness, in my mind, is related to contentment, which is related to joy.
Victor Frankl once said, "Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her own life."
I've always maintained that life is not about the pursuit of happiness (substitute happiness for pleasure in the quote above), but about the pursuit of joy, of fullness, of meaning.
More and more I want to build this belief into my daily life. What makes me full at the end of the day? What activities, even when trying, leave me feeling satisfied?
Jim Collins in a wonderful podcast with Tim Ferris tracked his life satisfaction on a scale of 1-10 everyday for years and years. Over time, through yearly reviews, Jim started to notice what truly mattered to him. What a beautiful, geeky way to make change.
To see how I once did the same, check out my life optimization video: https://www.loom.com/share/26255c2b19dc4c04b14546bf964c92f0