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Finding Your Purpose

Celebrations, Rituals, and Constructing Meaning in Life

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.23.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President. Series: Find Your Purpose This article first appeared on the blog o...

Meaning and Purpose: Quantified and Customized!

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

Series: Find Your Purpose Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President. Graphics by Cerina Gillilan This article fi...

Are You Sinking In Quicksand? Patterns, Process, Procrastination & Habits

Joan Moran | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Joan Moran

How much conscious attention are you devoting to the quality of your life? Is it sufficient enough to get you out of the quicksand you find yourself i...

I'm with Hillary on Purpose-Driven Education

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Jane D. Wurwand

When I immigrated to the U.S. from the U.K. back in 1983, I arrived proudly with a beauty school diploma that would let me get licensed in California ...

How To Find Your Purpose In Your Twenties

Ashley Stahl | Posted 08.08.2016 | Business
Ashley Stahl

Let's be honest: Very few of us graduate from college knowing exactly what job we want... And often -- even if we did have an idea in mind -- our first gig after graduation inevitably makes us question our career path.

At Last! Be Who You Want to Be

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

Discovering your "purpose" in life essentially boils down to finding one or two things bigger than yourself, bigger than those around you, and you have to get off your couch and do something.

Meet Brad Baker, Bringing Entrepreneurial Spirit to Athletics

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.07.2017 | Sports
Steve Mariotti

One Friday afternoon in Princeton, I ran into a young man working to recruit high schoolers to Princeton Football. Brad Baker is the Assistant Director of Football Operations for the Tigers. After talking for a while, it was easy to see the connections between football and entrepreneurship.

Purpose Provides the Possibility of Bliss in Life and at Work

Dan Pontefract | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Dan Pontefract

If an organization exhibits a high degree of purpose in its mission, objectives and actions--taking a stand to benefit society--there is a good possibility that employees will more easily demonstrate purpose in their roles at work, likely aiding and adding to their own personal sense of purpose in life as well.

11 Rituals for New Year's

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Sofia Rose Smith

If you're looking to ring in the New Year mindfully this year, here are a 11 rituals you can use. See how it feels to bring in 2016 with ceremony and ritual.

What Is the Meaning of Life for You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.28.2016 | 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 the...

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

Paul H. Irving | Posted 05.13.2016 | 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
HopeLab

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.