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3 Steps to Creating Lasting Satisfaction in Life

Time to talk about satisfaction.

always striving

To me satisfaction is a word that I never gave enough credit to when I was younger because it felt like settling.

"Oh well at least I'm satisfied." (Blegh)

I thought that life was meant to be epic grand adventures, impassioned conversations and constant explosive-passionate-evolutionary growth and grand events.

No wonder I was so disappointed anytime I felt safely, softly contented.

Older and hopefully wiser me has a very different relationship with satisfaction.

It now feels freeing like a breath of fresh air, the sunlight on my face and a day ahead of me where I can do whatever it is I desire - that's the energy of satisfaction at least.

I'm curious what's your current relationship satisfaction:

  • Do you seek it out or do you push it away?

  • Have you never even considered that satisfaction is something worth desiring?

waking up satisfied
And I'll be honest, you don't have to like the word satisfaction or even desire it however I'm inviting you to open up to the possibility that satisfaction can be sexy AF.

Aren't we all aiming for that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you've slept well, you're eager for the day ahead and even if you don't know what's going to happen you have complete confidence in your ability to take it on?

To me that's satisfaction.

Aren't we all desiring a life where we have clear goals and we know and trust that the things that we are doing every single day are moving us in the direction of them?

To me that's satisfaction.

Aren't we all craving a life where we celebrate so much more than we complain and that it is effortless to find enough for gratitudes to fill a journal page each and every day?

To me that's satisfaction.

Earlier in the month I ran a masterclass, Reality Check (you can find the replay in this FB group in the featured section) and we really emphasised the role of satisfaction. And pivotal to the ability to be satisfied was to actually have these three main components.

  1. Peace.

  2. Progress.

  3. Presence.

Let's unpack these together so that you can begin to tap into satisfaction today.

1. Peace.

The ability to be at peace with where you're actually at right now is underrated and actually under delivered when it comes to much of the advice that is given around goal setting and making progress in your life.

There is an idea so deeply imbedded in the foundation of motivational content - that striving and sacrificing is the seed to success. And while that might work for some, especially those of you who are very much aligned with the more masculine dominant energy and have a strong preference for stoicism and structure, I question whether it is the healthiest approach or the most holistically supportive.

Everyone, whether you're trying to build a billion dollar business or simply want to improve your health having hustle at the heart of it and not allowing yourself to access satisfaction along the way sets you up for a inevitable crash and an empty Cup.

2. Progress

That younger version of me that I spoke about earlier had missed this vital piece when it came to satisfaction because in my mind being satisfied aka being content aka settling for what was - meant that we would be done. That there would be no more growth and we would forever be who we were and be where we were. (Which was not a very pretty place so no wonder I wasn't keen on aiming for satisfaction if this was my definition).

So the role that progress plays acknowledges that as human beings we f****** love growing, evolving, changing and becoming.

Therefore to be in the presence and in the pursuit of satisfaction; we need to have goals, we need to have vision, we need to know what we want and be working towards getting it at all times.

3. Presence

Just like the previous two, this one cannot be skipped and it is equally as important.

When we talk about presence we are talking about your ability to be in the present moment.

Do not be racing ahead, rushing ahead and always constantly looking so far forward that you forget where you actually are. You might think: "I don't do that! That's not my problem!" But I invite you to consider how often do you compare yourself to where you thought you would be, to where you want to be and to what would be a better position compared to where you are now?

Probably pretty often.

The beauty in being present is that you're able to be very aware of all the gifts and glory that is available to you right now - which opens a doorway and allows the satisfaction to flow straight in. It also has another awesome effect which actually puts you in the most powerful position in your life which is the driver seat because the present moment is the seat of your power and the only place in which you can make fully aligned and take fully informed decisions and actions.

Drivers seat of your life

Do a quick audit of your self right now in this moment and on a scale of 1 to 10:

  • How it peace are you?

  • How much progress are you making towards your goals?

  • How present do you feel in this moment?

Be honest, be real, be vulnerable and do yourself a favour by looking at this with compassion and curiosity.

And then if you feel called to (and I'd absolutely love it if you did) share with me below in the comments what came up and through for you! What were the major ahas and what is your next best step based on the information you've uncovered today?

Nikki Wouters Intuitive Coach

And if you know that this conservation needs to go further so that you can go further too, join our community over on FB.

Or become a member of Soul-led & Satisfied - THE membership for entrepreneurs who are ready to have it all.

Nikki x

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