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Meaning does't exist outside of ourselves

Meaning does't exist outside of ourselves

It is not some cosmic universal truth waiting to be discovered, that will change our lives forever. It requires action and is something that we must continually find and nurture. 

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Types of Meaning in Life

Types of Meaning in Life

1. Cause/Effect Meaning primarily involves the logical parts of our brain: You kick the ball, the ball moves.
2. Better/Worse Meaning has to do with the nature of our values and relies mostly on the emotional parts of our brains: Eating is better...

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 2 ways to create meaning in your life

2 ways to create meaning in your life

  1. Solve problems: The more work you do towards that problem,  the more meaning you will feel.
  2. Help others: Our well-being is deeply tied to the quality of our relationships, and the best way to build healthy relationships is through helping others.

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Meaning is the associations that our minds draw

Meaning is the associations that our minds draw

Our brains invent it as a way to explain all the crazy shit that is going on in the world around us. This helps us predict and control our lives.

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Meaning is nature’s tool for motivation

Meaning is nature’s tool for motivation

It’s how evolution made sure we got shit done. When there is great meaning attached to something, we will go to insane lengths to make things right. 

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Goals are good tools for building motivation

Goals are good tools for building motivation

But by themselves, they are arbitrary and empty. Goals are dangerous because the meaning they provide when you’re working towards them is the meaning that is taken away once you achieve them.

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Priorities Will Change

We must have awareness around the fact that our priorities will change as our lives and circumstances change. Some priorities will be ones that we focus on over the long term and other priorities will be focused on what’s happening right now.

Neglecting The Tools

Neglecting The Tools

We must be somewhat knowledgeable about what we need to change in order to come up with and set up a practical plan that will lead to sustained change. Some of the knowledge and tools necessary will be specific to us, others universal, but without putting the effort we won’t find either.

“Giving up doesn't delete our problems; it only pushes it into the future where we'll reencounter the same issues.

“Giving up doesn't delete our problems; it only pushes it into the future where we'll reencounter the same issues.

“The truth about our lives is that things are not always going to happen the way we planned them. Mistakes and errors will come, and they'll try to put us down, but we must always rise again.”

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