“You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something,” says Harold S. Kushner.
If you are feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, or can’t lose yourself into your present work, you’re not alone — many people are in the same boat.
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Tom Path, author of “Are You Fully Charged” said
“The odds of being completely engaged in your job increases by 250% if you work on meaningful projects each day.”
Today, right now, is the best time ever to choose to do something that truly matters. Something meaningful to you.
Meaning is enduring. It connects the past to the present to the future. The more meaningful our lives feel, the more joy we experience.
In “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters” Emily Esfahani Smith reviewed hundreds of empirical papers from the growing body of research on meaningfulness and found that the defining features of a meaningful life are connecting and contributing to something beyond the self.
Meaningful activities generate positive emotions and deepen social connections, both of which increase our satisfaction with life.
Research shows that focusing on happiness in life is actually self-defeating.