Fulfillment comes when we no longer want or need anything we don’t currently have.
However, we tend to rely too much on large achievements for our fulfillment. We set our sights on starting businesses, publishing books, running marathons, getting rich, etc. But achieving these things is often out of our control.
So, instead, we need to focus more on the little things. We need to build our lives so that each and every moment counts for something, and so that each and every day feels like a new adventure.
The hot Thai sun ducks in and out of the clouds as I putter down the road on the rinky-dink motorbike I’ve rented from a guy in town. Rain is likely, but I’m not too worried. The road in front of me is clear, and the air is warm. The afternoon...it’s mine.
I have no real destination. Yesterday I saw the temples that make this town famous, so right now I’m just out for an adventure. To see what’s out there. I have no plan. The best plan.
I’m approaching an intersection. I’ve no real clue where any of these roads lead, but I suspect everything will eventually bring me back to the main town. I don’t want to return just yet, so I look both ways and then take a left.