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Peace Love Hope

There is no denying that professional achievement, financial triumph, power and celebrity are valued to the extreme in our society. In fact, these are the goals to which many aspire and – more easily than ever – are able to reach. Yet, a sense of overall well-being does not necessarily accompany the accumulated satisfaction of such aspirations. All too often even the most successful are left asking that infamous question – ‘Is that all there is?’

 Instead of enjoying the heady view from the top, many of us face a strange paradox – the higher we go, the deeper the secret feelings of gnawing discontent, despair or depression. The solution to this confusing and disconcerting state of mind can often be found in determining what really matters to us and resetting our priorities in pursuit of those things. The curious part is that so many of us find it difficult to identify just what those meaningful things are.

Start finding out what really matters to you by answering the following questions.

  1. What are the things I most regret not having done in my life?
  2. What are my greatest original gifts and am I using them regularly?
  3. What are the things in life that have always made me feel the best?
  4. What on the planet needs doing that I can do?
  5. What am I willing to do to ensure that my life is richly balanced and complete?

As Pablo Picasso suggested – “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” 

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