Most people are not truly fulfilled in life. This is a pressing danger you must take steps to avoid, and here is how

What is your idea of a fulfilling life? And on a scale of 1 to 10 (least to most) how truly fulfilled are you?

Sadly, most people are not truly fulfilled in life, and chances are that you may also not be truly fulfilled in life; likewise your people. Notice that we are not talking about a fulfilling life (that is subjective) but rather a truly fulfilling life! Yes, there is a big difference!

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Most people are not truly fulfilled in life. This is a pressing danger you must take steps to avoid, and here is how


It is possible to be lively, or even make a lot of money and still not live a truly fulfilling life! Indeed, so many wealthy (and seemingly happy) people, including wealthy professional comedians, are known to have committed suicide in the past; some even recently. For instance, in 2014 a rich and famous actor (and comedian; a very good entertainer and an Oscar-winner as that: Robbin Williams of Mrs Doubtfire fame) committed suicide.

Also, it is possible to be very religious or even highly ‘educated’ and still not live a truly fulfilling life! Incidences of very religious people (including pastors) and intellectuals committing suicide abound. For instance, on 9th September 2019, Jarrid Wilson (Pastor, and author of “Love Is Oxygen: How God Can Give You Life and Change Your World“) committed suicide; that same day, Gregory Eells (Executive director of counseling and psychological services, and head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania, and TEDx Conference Speaker on Cultivating Resilience) also committed suicide.

Those were very sad incidences but not uncommon; these constitute just a tip of the iceberg; everyday people commit suicide, and that cuts across all classes of people. (May their souls rest in peace.) Also, many people contemplate suicide but don’t get to execute it; some also attempt suicide but somehow do not get to complete it. And as you might have figured out by now, this includes Christians and persons of other religious persuasions. It’s that serious! 

The happiness pyramid

Majority of people are not happy! There are three main degrees of Happiness in Life: the Highest level is The Meaningful Life, then we have the Good Life, and the lowest is The Pleasant Life. Research shows that, even though each individual born into this world has the inborn capability to pursue and live the Meaningful Life, majority of people pursue the Pleasant Life, and in some cases, the Good Life which are generally classified together as the bottom because their combined value does not compare anywhere near that of the Meaningful Life.

Indeed, a whopping majority of people do not live a truly fulfilling life; life is tough for most people! Most of the issues are not openly discussed, but come up in people’s prayers, and / or when they are in sessions with their pastors, consultants, and other potential helpers.

The leading factors that contribute to this lack of true fulfillment in life are: (i) Extremely poor affection for occupations, (ii) Lack of proper emotional intelligence, and (iii) Extremely low levels of productivity; among individuals (and by extension, organisations).

Job dissatisfaction is widespread. Indeed, if you randomly select 100 people and ask about their work life, it should not surprise you to note that 82 of them (i.e. a whopping 82 percent of people) will not be enjoying their work life. This is the case because mostly people go into professions / careers without prior proper career guidance, but this should not be so! People should be guided to make informed choices in their professions / careers; you may click here for career guidance.

Well, of all the people that go to work every day, only 18 out of 100 (a meagre 18 percent of workers) really feel good about going to work; a whopping 82 percent of people harbour some apprehension when going to work and wish they didn’t have to go to work. This is a major source of stress and ailments; indeed, not too long ago, the BBC announced that work-related stress disorders had been on the increase. The consequences of stress are so serious; to the extent that, most of the ailments people report to the hospitals with are not pathogenic (they are not the effects of disease causing organisms) but rather, they are the consequences of lack of true fulfillment, which often manifests as stress. It is that serious! You may click here to see more.

The world out there is tough; the right guidance is key and Zing4Life! provides that. Zing4Life! clearly defines what a truly fulfilling life is, and gives the steps for attaining a truly fulfilling life. It is the foundational life-coaching (mentorship) you have always wanted; now at your disposal. It is an objective orientation about life, especially how to organize your thoughts, actions, and inactions to achieve a truly fulfilling life of extreme productivity. You may click here to see more. For a discussion on the issue of productivity you may click here.

PS: This issue of lack of true fulfillment in life is one of the 5 common and completely avoidable problems you are likely to face in life, out of ignorance; you may click here to see the others.

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David K Egyir

David K Egyir

An Architect, a Designer, and a Life Coach; passionate about harnessing his true or hidden potential, and helping so many people to also harness their true or hidden potential; having observed that the greatest tragedy in life is that majority of people have accepted to be less than they were born to be and are thus accomplishing far less than their true capabilities. To that end, he authored (wrote) PURPOSE COMPASS, THE EAGLE IN YOU, RICHMATIX, and other amazing books, and more than 50 articles; on how to live a highly productive and a truly fulfilling life. And he organises training seminars and workshops for the benefit of individuals, groups and organisations. He is the Lead Founder of Seers, Associate of Arthro Synergeio, Lay Preacher of The Methodist Church Ghana, Global Lead Advocate of Zing4Life! and Volunteer Mentor with iMentor Ghana. He is the best coach for excelling in #Education, increasing your #Income, eliminating #Stress, and enjoying true #Fulfillment in life. Dave (as affectionately called by many) is married, and is a father of two. To see more about him you may click here. To get in touch with Dave or to follow him on social media you may click here. #DaveGuidesDaily | To support Dave's writing & life-coaching social ministry you may click here. #SeersFoundation | To be part of Dave's live sessions online at 20.30 GMT on Sundays you may click here. #TimeWithSeers |
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One: Sometimes you need someone to show you the obvious, and oftentimes… the not so obvious! Credit to ZigZiglar

Two: Education and schooling are not the same thing. What goes on inside the schools is often not education. And the results may well be that it reduces productive capacity rather than to increase it. Credit to Prof Sir William Arthur Lewis

Three: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Credit to Prophet Hosea

Four: The illiterates of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn! Credit to Alvin Toffler

Five: The greatest obstacle to progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. Credit to Daniel Boorstin

Six: When you know the right things, the boundaries around your life suddenly disappear. Credit to Brian Sher

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