Inviting meaning and fulfilment into your experience, starts with you making one of the most important and satisfying choices you will ever make in your life, namely the choice to allow yourself to experience true joy and happiness. Remember happiness is always a choice and the level of happiness you will get to experience every day can never be dependent on any external factors. When you have made the choice to be happy and you make the decision that no extrinsic factors, no matter how challenging, will ever affect how you feel. You have created the foundation for inviting true meaning and fulfilment into your life.

For example: If you allow your happiness to depend on the ice cream you are enjoying. What happens if the ice cream is accidentally knocked out of your hand. There goes your feeling of happiness. Whereas, when you are content, satisfied and your happiness is an inside job. The ice cream falling on the floor is a mere minor event, with little or no effect on you or your happiness.

True Joy is Always Enhanced Through Real Connection
When you develop great relationships, you create a perfect foundation for sustainable and meaningful happiness. The relationship is never the reason you feel happy, that is always an internal choice. Great, meaningful relationships do however bring an additional dimension to your joy, where you get to experience unfathomable levels of meaning and fulfilment.

Build Mutually Beneficial Relationships
Relationships of all shapes and forms do indeed make the world go round. The great news is that you have complete control over how good or bad your relationships turn out. With discipline and effort, you can develop deep mutually beneficial relationships that are fulfilling, exciting and rich in meaning, love and joy.

If you want to develop relationships, which will support you and help you to travel the path to fulfilment and meaning, explore the few invitations below and commit to apply the fundamentals, which I have listed below to help you develop these crucial relationships.

Treat people with dignity and respect
Always offer each person, nothing but the highest level of integrity.
Treat everyone exactly the same way you would want to be treated under similar circumstances
Always try to do the right and honourable thing.
Always look to be of service to those around you.
Stop looking for what you can get and rather look for what you can give.
Think win, win. Fair exchange is crucial if you want to foster real connection with people, who matter.
Zig Ziglar has been quoted as saying that “you can achieve anything in life if you help enough other people get what they want out of life”. When you have a heart and intention that is focused on helping others and you commit to look for ways to assist as many people, achieve their goals as is reasonable. You send a message to everyone around you that you really care and that they matter. This attitude will be reflected right back at you and you will be amazed at how many people go out of their way to assist you in return.

Reflect your Best to the World Through Your Communication
Always be honest with all the actions you take and only offer the highest level of honesty and integrity, in all your communication. Remember that communication is the vehicle, which allows you to externalize your inner thoughts and is the way you are able connect with people in your environment. Effective, honest and meaningful communication is the best way to connect with people and to share your thoughts and emotions. Great communication offers you a wonderful vehicle for connecting with the right people, thereby allowing you to form those deep and trusting relationships you need to create.

Effective Communication is about fostering Meaningful Connection
The central tenant of communication is developing, about building and sustaining meaningful relationships. The secret to really make this work for you is to develop outstanding communication skills, which will equip you to work real miracles and create real mutually beneficial relationships with people, who can make a difference in your life.

Action Idea: Always have kind words to share with everyone around you and smile. Real friendliness and honest happiness are the bookends of great and lasting relationships. Commit to always have a real smile on your face, treat people with friendliness and you will see amazing improvements in all your relationships. People will treat you the way you invite them to treat you. Always having a friendly demeanour, reflecting an aurora of trust, looking to be of service to others and never having a selfish motive when communicating with others, will mean that exactly that will be reflected back at you.

Stay True to your Commitments, Even When the Going gets Tough
Commit to offer loyalty to everyone, whom you form mutually beneficial relationships with. Even when the going gets tough, it is imperative that you remain loyal and committed to the relationship. This will give you a secure feeling of knowing that you have a real and meaningful relationship, which is dependable and that even when the going gets tough, both parties will remain loyal and supportive within the relationship.

Have Fun
When you introduce and element of fun to all your relationships, even business relationships you bring an element of enjoyment into the relationship. This will encourage people to want to be part of any relationship, rather that feeling obliged to be part it. People are far more likely to form long term relationships with people they care about and have fun with, than they are with people that bore them.

Introduce some or all of these elements into all your relationships and you will have found the key to unlock great, long lasting, meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships. Each of the elements I have described above will bring different dynamics and rewards to your relationships.

To start the process of improving your relationships, identify one element at a time and try to introduce it to some of your relationships. As you progressively introduce each component into all your relationships, you will be astounded at how your relationships will begin to evolve and improve.

Author's Bio: 

Hi my name is Andrew Horton; I am an inspirational Speaker, Master Teacher, Radio and TV Host, Global Traveler and Author. My area of focus is in the field of human behavior, expanded awareness and enlightenment. I travel the planet constantly researching, learning and seeking ways to unlock the mysteries of the human mind. I delve into the inner workings of the universe, always looking for ways to understand my role in making things better and contributing to the improvement of the human experience. Please visit my website to sign up for a daily inspirational message, by following this link Daily Inspirational Message. This is your daily call to action, a reminder to do things better each day. Visit my website at