Don’t Chase Money. Chase Fulfillment.

It’s an extremely effective way to create your ideal life.

Matt Lillywhite


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When I first began my self-improvement journey, I thought having a lot of money would bring me a feeling of immense satisfaction. Spoiler alert: it didn’t. Every single day, I was doing a job I hated just so I could add an extra zero to the end of my bank balance. I was miserable.

It took me a while to realize that chasing money wasn’t the solution to all of my problems. I had a desire to wake up with a smile on my face every morning. But deep down, all I really wanted was fulfillment.

So I began making decisions that would help me create a more fulfilling and enjoyable life. And over several months, those choices resulted in my dreams becoming a reality.

My friend, it’s certainly possible to create your ideal life. You can achieve anything you’ve ever wanted. All you need to do is make positive choices that get you one step closer towards the future you desire.

Here’s how to start.

Remove “Happy” From Your Vocabulary.

It’s a pretty broad term. So if you want to create your ideal life, you need to be a lot more specific. After all, fulfillment, by definition, is the act of achieving a particular goal.

When I first heard of this strategy, I didn’t think it would work. I assumed it was just another “mindset hack” that gurus on the internet love to promote to make themselves look spiritual and in touch with their emotions.

I was wrong. A few weeks after removing it from my vocabulary, I was incredibly surprised by the progress I was making towards my goals. The reason? I had a strong vision of a fulfilling life in my mind, and I was willing to put in the work to make it a reality.

If you want to create your ideal life, you need to be incredibly specific about your dreams. Then, do whatever you can to make them come true. Because when you put one foot in front of the other, you’ll inevitably reach your desired destination.

Tell Someone You Love Them.

Let me ask you a question: When was the last time you said, “I love you?”



Matt Lillywhite

Writing is a superpower. London based. But you can probably find me in all four corners of the world.