We talked about the first BOOSTER – Happiness. I intentionally chose this as really the most important one because after all the so called success/achievement if there is no happiness then there is no fun. Very interestingly, there are few lucky Buddha souls who are generally happy irrespective of achievements or any possessions. But for most people Happiness is a big deal.
Now lets talk about the 2nd Booster – Purpose. What the hell is this Purpose?. It is simply knowing what will give you long term happiness (my definition). Knowing this will give you enormous amount of Life productivity. How?. Many people (who already have basic needs filled) reach to a point in life and find emptiness or can’t find meaning to what they are doing. This can lead to big downward loop. That is because we did not knew what would give long term happiness. Again some people know this very early in life and some keep looking for this throughout their life.
How will we know Purpose? Purpose is nothing but satisfying your values (whatever you give importance to). Read this blog on => Personal Values to know more on Values.
As per Victor Frankl who wrote Man’s Search for Meaning – “Frankl’s message is ultimately one of hope: even in the most absurd, painful, and dispiriting of circumstances, life can be given a meaning, and so too can suffering. Life in the concentration camp taught Frankl that our main drive or motivation in life is neither pleasure, as Freud had believed, nor power, as Adler had believed, but MEANING “ (Ref from Psychology Today).
Knowing and living Meaning/Purpose is real life BOOSTER.