Writing in Forbes, Nell Derick Debevoise noted that embracing a purpose can be more fun than people think.
She’s right. Too many of us think finding our unique purpose and living it out must be a complicated endeavor that requires lots of resources and strategic planning. But, Nell compared identifying a purpose to planning a party.
Purpose is not a new trend, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Like a party, purpose is a simple, age-old concept, she wrote.
“You don’t need an expensive coach or marketing consulting to find your purpose. You just have to take the time to think about the activities, people, and outcomes that you get up every morning to support,” said Nell.
Identifying and pursuing your purpose is the way to true, deep satisfaction. Research shows it also extends your life expectancy by seven years, among other significant physical and mental health benefits.
The full story is available at forbes.com.
After closing his business and enduring several painful years of uncertainty regarding what to do with his life, Greg founded Forward From 50 to help men and women over 50 to live more purposeful lives by pursuing things they are passionate about. A Wisconsin native, Greg currently lives in Arizona.