Meaning: Meaning is the key to happiness. One should see one’s work as a calling. Drive/ambition is the pursuit of meaning (and the topic of Pink’s current book, I presume).
Some strategies to try in order to improve this aptitude in your life:
- Keep a gratitude journal (p.235) – Oprah would approve! Writing a thank you letter would be a great Writers’ Notebook entry.
- But out (p.238) – Look at the obstacles in your life and replace “but” with “and.” For example, “I’d like to travel,
butand I don’t have time.”
- Take a Sabbath (p.239) – Spend a day resting, relaxing, reflecting, praying.
- Check your time (p.243) – Make a list of what’s important to you. Next, look at your calendar; does your list align with how you spend your time? This one is resonating with me as I recently read an article about “tolerations” (things we tolerate in life). What do we really want to do and what do we just tolerate?