I get really excited when I’m alerted to new research. I am, of course, waiting for that magical piece of clinical research telling me how to solve problems more efficiently. Magic wand territory, unfortunately. I’ve just read some really interesting stuff about ‘life purpose’. It’s been found to help with the following:
Reduces dementia risk.
Increases life expectancy.
Builds happiness and well-being.
So what actually is ‘life purpose?’ Life purpose is about passion, something that makes life feel worthwhile. I often hear people talk about the feeling that ‘something is missing,’ but they can’t quite get in touch with what that is. Another common statement is ‘what’s the point?’ This is usually a conversation about ‘life purpose.’
If you’re not too sure if you have ‘life purpose’ have a look at this test http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/burke_b/personality/pil.pdf. This will help you decide.
I’m not sure you can discuss ‘life purpose’ without having a discussion about values. The direction we drive our bus in is determined by what’s important to us. Our purpose and values define our direction in life. If your purpose/passion in life is to help others, one of your values may be about kindness.
More to follow about defining values……
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