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Future - The secret to living a meaningful life. Brian Little, one of the world’s leading experts on personality psychology, is renowned as a public speaker.

Future - The secret to living a meaningful life

If you watch his recent TED talk on personality, as millions of others have, you will see an engaging and witty orator holding his audience’s attention with aplomb. You’d probably conclude that Little is an extravert: he’s not only good at what he’s doing, but he seems to be revelling in the opportunity. In fact, Little is a self-proclaimed introvert. After his talk you would quite likely find him seeking a few minutes of quiet refuge behind the locked door of a toilet cubicle. You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question — Quartz. Everybody wants what feels good.

Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room. Everyone would like that — it’s easy to like that. VIA Survey or StrengthsFinder? How to Be an Optimal Human. What does it take to be an optimal human being?

How to Be an Optimal Human

Throughout history there has been much speculation. This Is The Most Inspiring Way To Be Happier And More Motivated. We all wanna be happy, right?

This Is The Most Inspiring Way To Be Happier And More Motivated

But I have a little surprising, unhappy news about happiness — it can be selfish. Here’s what one study showed: Our findings suggest that happiness is mainly about getting what one wants and needs, including from other people or even just by using money… Happiness went with being a taker more than a giver, while meaningfulness was associated with being a giver more than a taker. When Your Calling Seems Vague and Unclear, You’re on the Right Track. What is better – a happy life or a meaningful one? —... Parents often say: ‘I just want my children to be happy.’

What is better – a happy life or a meaningful one? —...

It is unusual to hear: ‘I just want my children’s lives to be meaningful,’ yet that’s what most of us seem to want for ourselves. We fear meaninglessness. We fret about the ‘nihilism’ of this or that aspect of our culture. When we lose a sense of meaning, we get depressed. What is this thing we call meaning, and why might we need it so badly? Let’s start with the last question. The difference between meaningfulness and happiness was the focus of an investigation I worked on with my fellow social psychologists Kathleen Vohs, Jennifer Aaker and Emily Garbinsky, published in the Journal of Positive Psychology this August.

Viktor Frankl’s Meaning-Seeking Model and Positive Psychology - Dr. Paul T. P. Wong. (c) Paul T.

Viktor Frankl’s Meaning-Seeking Model and Positive Psychology - Dr. Paul T. P. Wong

P. Wong, Ph.D. This chapter is published as: Wong, P. T. Abstract The main purpose of this chapter is to introduce Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy to the 21st century, especially to positive psychologists interested in meaning research and applications. Table of Contents. How to hack your passion. Doing what you love’ is a sentiment that I grew up surrounded by.

How to hack your passion

My parents led by example, starting their own business from our converted garage when I was just a kid. Six Habits Of Ambitious People. Ambition gets a bad rap.

Six Habits Of Ambitious People

The trait that pushes someone toward success can sometimes turn into a game where winning isn’t about achieving; it’s about beating the other person. Channel it correctly, however, and ambition can bring great results. "On average, ambitious people attain higher levels of education and income, build more prestigious careers, and report higher overall levels of life satisfaction," says Neel Burton, psychiatrist and author of Heaven and Hell: The Psychology of the Emotions. There's More to Life Than Being Happy. "It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.

There's More to Life Than Being Happy

" In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents. Three years later, when his camp was liberated, most of his family, including his pregnant wife, had perished -- but he, prisoner number 119104, had lived. In his bestselling 1946 book, Man's Search for Meaning, which he wrote in nine days about his experiences in the camps, Frankl concluded that the difference between those who had lived and those who had died came down to one thing: Meaning, an insight he came to early in life. Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy? - Christine Gross-Loh. Picture a world where human relationships are challenging, narcissism and self-centeredness are on the rise, and there is disagreement on the best way for people to live harmoniously together.

Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy? - Christine Gross-Loh

It sounds like 21st-century America. But the society that Michael Puett, a tall, 48-year-old bespectacled professor of Chinese history at Harvard University, is describing to more than 700 rapt undergraduates is China, 2,500 years ago. Puett's course Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory has become the third most popular course at the university. The only classes with higher enrollment are Intro to Economics and Intro to Computer Science. A Life Beyond 'Do What You Love' How to Find Your Life Purpose: An Unconventional Approach. 8 Signs You've Found Your Life's Work. Our Survival Skills Become Our Talents.

Martin was a scrawny kid when he was in high school.

Our Survival Skills Become Our Talents

He wasn’t that tall and he wasn’t that strong. He didn’t excel at any athletic activities and was an average student. By normal high school rules, Martin would be considered a target. A target for bullies, a target for ribbing from other students or even teachers. How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love. By Maria Popova “Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want.” “There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,” Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1941. Indeed, finding a sense of purpose and doing what makes the heart sing is one of the greatest human aspirations — and yet too many people remain caught in the hamster wheel of unfulfilling work.

In 1949, career counselor William J. Reilly penned How To Avoid Work (UK; public library) — a short guide to finding your purpose and doing what you love. 5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It. How Will You Measure Your Life? Editor’s Note: When the members of the class of 2010 entered business school, the economy was strong and their post-graduation ambitions could be limitless. Just a few weeks later, the economy went into a tailspin.

The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and The Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long. Purpose Can Not Be Rationalized. I felt sick. I wanted to curl up in a ball and be alone. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. The 3 Most Important Questions. Editors Note: This presentation has been shared at University of Michigan Business School, Awesomeness Fest, and on stage multiple times by Vishen Lakhiani, and always gets an epic response.

Click Play & Enjoy. 7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose. Free VIA Character Strength Survey. 340_ways_to_use_character_strengths.pdf (application/pdf Object) Self Motivation Quiz (Free) With the right self motivation in mind – you can fly to new heights! Photo by: seanmcgrath The Self Motivation Quiz is all about finding out what makes you tick.

Personality test based on Jung and Briggs Myers typology. Personality Junkie: Type Tests, Profiles, Careers, & Relationships.