The Search For Purpose: The Art Of Building A Meaningful (And Joyful) Life

The Search For Purpose: The Art Of Building A Meaningful (And Joyful) Life

via Forbes by C J McClanahan

“Is it time to sell my business/quit my job/downsize…?”

Over the past several months, I’ve heard this question over and over from the leaders I advise. 

They’re wondering… is it all worth it?

Overachieving professionals (myself included) tend to go through life with the cruise control stuck at 95 miles per hour. We slow down every now and then to pick up awards and accolades but soon jump back into the game, obsessed with the next achievement. 

Nothing can derail our charge toward perfection and accomplishment. 

That is, until we run headfirst into a life-altering, global pandemic that forces us to question everything

Reflecting on your path is a healthy (and usually uncomfortable) process. 

I’ve had this wake-up call a handful of times in my life. Each time, I’ve searched my soul to figure out what was most important in my life.

I hate to admit this, but at one point, the most important factor was income. The short-term win felt good for a while, but it only led to more stress and worry long-term. I found that no matter how much I achieved, satisfaction from money and status was fleeting.

It’s time to reimagine success.

Over many years of researching and testing this idea of happiness/purpose/meaning, I discovered some secrets. These secrets are tactics you can put into place today that will help you on the path toward enjoying your journey. 

Disclaimer: Real life-change doesn’t start with a drastic change. Authentic change grows from a tiny mental shift that you choose to act on today, then tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and the … (well, you get the idea). It’s not easy, and it will be uncomfortable at times.

But it’s totally worth it…

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