In regards to the economy, while we haven’t faced a full-blown depression, author Umair Haque over at the Harvard Business Review Blog wonders if we’re in psychological recession.
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He cites some statistics from a study about our general state of being, or our level of happiness. Here’s what it shows:
9.8% of adults strongly agree that their life is close to their ideal.
19% of adults strongly agree that they are satisfied with their life.
21% of adults strongly agree that their life has a clear sense of purpose.
30% of adults strongly agree that on most days they feel a sense of accomplishment from what they do.
Turn Emptiness into Success with Life On Your Own Terms
So, how do we live well? How do we feel more of a sense of purpose?
BIGG Success is life on your own terms. It’s about being the entrepreneur of your life.
What causes us to feel empty? What can we do to live with more meaning and purpose? Ask yourself these 4 questions:
Are you defining yourself too narrowly?
Maybe you have a high powered job and that’s how you identify yourself. Maybe you are defining yourself by your salary. That’s fine if it works for you, but what if that goes away?
I had an identity through my job of 20 years. I was known by all around me as a radio DJ. While I loved that identity, I had to create my own when I left the industry, which I’ve done with Bigg Success!
Are you placing too much emphasis one particular aspect of your life?
If you aren’t feeling a sense of purpose at work…what are you doing outside of work? What are you doing to improve your situation? By working towards a goal, your job is a means to an end, which alleviates the feeling that you aren’t accomplishing anything.
Are you putting too much stress in your life?
We’ve said this before, your lifestyle affects your work. If you are spending too much, you’ll have to work more to pay it off, which will hold you back from going after the life that you want.
Are you giving away your power?
The easy way out is to blame circumstances. But looking for a scapegoat doesn’t help you improve your situation. Bigg goal-getters don’t let obstacles stop them in their tracks. Be honest with yourself. Think about what you really want, what’s holding your back, and what you can start doing today to work towards that goal.
No, it won’t be easy, and it may take years before your life plan falls into place.
But, working to live life on your own terms, rather than denying yourself the possibility of achieving it, WILL give you peace of mind, a sense of purpose, and satisfaction. That’s BIGG Success
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