In our last post, we spent some time reviewing The-Concept-Formerly-Known-As-Fulfillment, now known as Thrivelihood. Many of the existing definitions consider fulfillment to be an end-state, as if it was some point in your life you reached and then were just fulfilled from that point on.We imagine there’s a ribbon involved or something. On the other end of the spectrum, some emphasize purely experience, insisting that we structure our lives in a way that brings us joy on a day-to-day basis, that goals or achievement serve to cheapen our experience of the moment.
With all the confusion around “fulfillment” and its heavy usage in the business world, we’ve chosen to step away from this term in favor of a new one: Thrivelihood. By preserving and uniting the important, recurring themes across the various definitions of fulfillment, we’ve created the following definition of thrivelihood: