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Though many people make the pursuit of happiness their life’s goal, recent research suggests that doing so may backfire and, ironically, lead to less happiness.

Because life is filled with various challenges, people may be better off pursuing purpose than chasing passion, building the resilience and character needed to thrive.

Uncovering our unique vocations may not only help us flourish as individuals but also as humanity.


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Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning

Character is forged in the face of adversity. When that harsh reality sets in, it can leave happiness-seekers feeling hoodwinked, empty, and rudderless.

The very adversity we often wish to circumnavigate has the potential to produce within us the grit, resilience, and character we need to ...


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Passion Or Purpose

Passion Or Purpose

We’ve all heard this before: To change the world, we need to use our passion as our North Star, and let our happiness be the measuring stick of our success. The truth is that happiness is not the goal of our human existence.

Making happiness the goal of our lives is tantamount to embarking ...


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An Undivided Life

An Undivided Life

This is the essence of vocational courage. It is recognizing when there is a gap between what you’re doing and what you believe you’re made to do. For some, it may mean switching companies to work for a more purpo...


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Find Your Calling

Find Your Calling

Each of us has a vocation — a unique, worthwhile life’s work we are called to undertake at this moment in human history. So instead of orienting our lives around our passions and the pursuit of happiness, let’s commit our...


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The Purpose Path

The Purpose Path

Happiness is not the goal, but rather a byproduct of living on what I call the “purpose path.”

This requires “vocational courage” — gaining clarity about the work you were made to do and committing to it no matter what. This is more than simply attending to one’s passions — this is discover...


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