What are individuals who are leading fulfilled lives doing differently & what can we learn from them

A few days ago, I met up with a friend who I had not seen for over 10 years, and after finding out that I am now coaching, he asked me what was the biggest insight I gained since I started coaching.

For all you coaches out there, you can imagine how I struggled with this question, for as coaches, our coachees often serve as our biggest sources of learning, and I struggled to choose just one. But I then decided to connect my answer with the common thread I find with everyone I coach, a desire to lead a fulfilling life. Yes, this may mean different things to different people, but after 400 hours of coaching, I found an interesting pattern. Contrary to popular belief, the most fulfilled people do not have perfect lives, no one does. All of them practice some or all of these: