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Finding Your Purpose

What Is the Meaning of Life for You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

(image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach th...

Are Millennials Ready For A 100-Plus-Year Life?

Paul H. Irving | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

We're in the midst of a demographic shift resulting from increasing longevity. Life-spans have nearly doubled in the last century due to advances in science and sanitation, and lives grow longer each year. The odds are that millennials and the generations that follow will experience significantly longer lives.

Rabbit Hole Invitations: Saying 'No!' to Conflicts You Don't Need

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
O'Brien Browne

The root of all conflict is insecurity. And the root of all insecurity is fear. Many people use conflict as a form of communication. Because of thei...

How I Went From College Grad to Full-Time Freedom Hacker: Step-By-Step

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Anita Wing Lee

The first thing you need to do is DECIDE that you are going to pursue the life of your dreams. Resolve to take those leaps of faith for yourself. Your life can be so much bigger than you planned for.

Your Path to Purpose

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

Your purpose in life is bigger than any single goal -- it's your reason for being on the planet. You may have more than one purpose, and your purpose may evolve over time, but it's basically your reason for existence. So it's worth discovering.

How to Help Kids Find Their Way in the World

HopeLab | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents

If you're curious to know what purpose is and how you or a loved one can get it or discover it, you're not alone.

This Was My Story

Cheyenne Bostock | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Cheyenne Bostock

If I hadn't experienced living in that homeless shelter when I did, I don't know where I would be right now, or what I would be doing with my life. What was so powerful about going through that rough patch in my life was that I was able to appreciate everything that I had.

24 Ways to Impact Education

Aaron Hurst | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Individuals and organizations alike work to maximize their impact based on a variety of factors. Those factors are: who is being impacted, why change is needed, and how to best go about about impacting that change.

You Bee You: Understanding Your Purpose in Life Through The World of Bees

Amy Eskind | Posted 01.19.2015 | Fifty
Amy Eskind

A word to the wise: The queen bee is a hot momma for sure, but mature queens are less productive. After a couple of seasons they lose their je ne sais quoi. Queens quickly become yesterday's news.

4 Steps to Finding Your Purpose

Jodie Rogers | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Jodie Rogers

The fundamental problem is that your passion/purpose is not OUT THERE. You aren't going to find it by looking externally, but this is the first thing that everyone does.

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Bizarre Advice

Cal Newport | Posted 11.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Cal Newport

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhy, we might ask, do we so easily accept the assumption that we're hard-wired for a specific economic pursuit?

4 Questions To Help You Find Your Calling

OWN | Posted 09.28.2013 | OWN

Bestselling author and creative visionary Steven Pressfield says every person knows what their true calling is -- it may just be buried deep down ins...

Your Secret Skill That's About To Change The World

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Starting something new is always filled with uncertainty, but Nilofer Merchant, who's got more than a few reinventions under her belt, is here to help...

You Need A Better Story

Justin Buzzard | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Justin Buzzard

I've noticed that my tendency (and the tendency of everyone on the planet) is to solve stuck by doing something. We set new goals, write a to-do list, read a self-help book, and try to get un-stuck. Now, there's some merit to this. We certainly need to take action.

Kris Carr: Rethinking Your Sense Of Purpose

Kris Carr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

Just thinking about "finding your purpose" exercises can make folks sweat and pace -- especially this time of year. Like it or not, we're at a precipice. We're being called to leap into new beginnings and all that jazz.

Can I Write for a Living? There's Only One Way to Find Out

Robyn Harper | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Robyn Harper

I got to thinking: LGBT teenagers need to be shown the bigger picture. They need to know they're not alone. They need to know that it does get better. They need to be shown the future, especially their own. So I wrote a letter.

How Are You

Ginna Christensen | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Ginna Christensen

The poet David Whyte once said, "The soul would rather fail at its life than succeed at somebody else's. Below is an image of a woman unsure of ho...

The Gift You Were Born To Give

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

I've come to recognize the difference between "extrinsic" values and "intrinsic" values. Simply put, an extrinsic value is something that you've been taught to want.

Methods Man: How Do You Become What You Want?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Method manuals, when they are written from the heart, convey the power of authenticity. They move us to greater heights because they allow us to tap into our own power.

10 Steps To Realizing Your Purpose In Life | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The one big question most of us ask ourselves is "What should I do with my life?" For most people, it's very difficult to answer. Use these simple sug...