Your Purpose is the application of your strengths, passions and values to needs in the world. This guide contains a series of questions to help deepen your understanding of each element.
Purpose is the use of deep self-knowledge of your strengths, passions and values to answer the question “how can I be of service?” Purpose is both an evolving, moment-to-moment understanding that shifts with context and a long-term decision about what contexts to engage with.
Developing a clear sense of personal purpose is a necessary ingredient of a full, impactful life. Finding your purpose is a continuous process to better understand what you’re best at, what you love, what your values are and how you can use those qualities to serve the needs of others.
Leading a happy life is not just about being in a cheerful mood all the time, but also about experiences of meaning and engagement. In order to get the most of your moods, you must learn to use them, rather than let them be determined by your external circumstances.
As content becomes free and ubiquitous as a result of the internet, education can and is evolving. The next stage of education is character-focused and develops proactive, lifelong learners who are comfortable with change.
Meaning, along with mood and engagement, is one of the three elements of happiness. Meaning is all about recognizing interconnectedness and realizing you are a part of something bigger than yourself.
Deep engagement or flow, along with mood and meaning, is one of the three elements of happiness. Flow is a way of experiencing that results in transcendence of the self and high, anxiety-free performance.
Positive thinking is not about lying to yourself that a bad situation is good. It’s about searching for what is or could be good about a situation that is already happening and focusing on what is useful to you rather than how it differs from your ideal.
A focus on core, underlying principles is based on the notion that ideas that appear repeatedly, across disciplines and across generations, contain in them a level of truth that simply cannot be inferred by keeping up to date on the latest fads and trends.
“Today I feel a million miles distant from the frustration and anxiety of that young child, that adolescent, that young woman who was always guessing at meaning. I cannot describe the joy and excitement of being able to really communicate with family, friends, and colleagues, of being able to respond to what they are […]