Phases of personality which occur throughout your life can differ dramatically, and on a year to year basis it will occur to you how far you have progressed in terms of being the person you really want to be, to become your ideal individual. This progression is one of the core satisfactions I find in my journey to become a better person and find meaning in life, especially when it impacts the people around in a positive way.
Studying Psychology is arguably one of the best decisions I have ever made, it fulfilled my passion and curiosity about the brain and behaviour, while giving me the skillset I need to become a better person to myself as well as others around me. Another contributor to my change in personality was the process of finding something that fulfilled my passion in a way that made me want to learn more and more, therefore I was contempt with everything that else which was happening in my life, weather it was negative or positive.
Theres something about finding a specific motive in your life, which dramatically changes your personality beyond what you could imagine. In my opinion, this relates to an increase in meaning in your life, which is a necessity for happiness and fulfilment.
So what am I getting at here? There are many people who I talk to, who are desperately trying to find out what on earth they are meant to do with their life, as well as individuals who are simply not contempt with who they are as a person.
The best way to nail both of these, is to spend a lot of time exploring what your real passion is, or what you really enjoy doing. A lot of people underestimate the importance of finding this, and in my opinion is a necessity for living a fulfilling life. The satisfaction you gain from the development of your character, as well as the meaningfulness within your life is a priceless asset to hold.
So without being too generic about my message I’m displaying here, the real turning point in terms of character development and meaningfulness in my life was to find something I not only found enjoyment out of, but was meaningful to me and which I can one day develop into a skill I can be proud of. That is where I think meaning and fulfilment is derived from.