Making Your Life Meaningful
Many people today are highly successful by any definition of the word. They have a terrific job, are well respected in their field, have a wonderful family, and perhaps all the material objects they could possibly ever need or desire. Yet, for some reason, they do not seem to be happy. They are constantly trying to find that one thing that will make all their efforts to create the perfect life actually have meaning.
Living a meaningful life seems impossible for these people. The more that they struggle, work and drive themselves to achieve what they may view as success, which is really what others around them view as success, the emptier their life becomes. It is like a vicious cycle as a person strives to achieve meaning in their life only to obtain the goal and feel unfulfilled. Over time this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy where meaning and contentment in life are always just one more project, one more charity event, or one more promotion away.
What Creates Meaning?
The secret to a fulfilling existence is to be able to find significance in what you are, what you do, and what you learn. If you are actively utilizing the importance of community to be essential and significant, the objective or purpose is continuously shifting. All is real and thus regardless of what you wish or feel.
There are a variety of different ways to build significance in life. One theory of significance argues that importance is generated across three separate ways. This can involve imaginative value, experimental value and attitudinal value. Creative value is self-evident; it is what is created or formed. Any form of creative activity, constructing, raising a child, or creating something will generate significance and add meaning to existence. Experimental meaning arises from the context of the environment around you. This is the sense or significance that you get by feeling, experiencing, handling, watching, and listening. Attitudinal meaning derives not from a modern encounter, but from a prior encounter of a different understanding of importance or insight.
Other scholars also indicated the value derives from a sense of self-control the enhances our self-esteem. When we learn to regulate our urges, we accomplish our personal objectives and feel positive regarding our ability and worth.
The last big principle of significance in existence states that all individuals are trying to build sense by putting behind everything that is in line with the ideals of community. This may involve helping children carry on your name, making your impact by receiving an award or reaching a target that is respected not just by you, but also by the people around you.
Feeling Personal Value In Life
Through counselling and therapy people that feel there is no meaning in their life can explore their thoughts and learn about their own skills, values and unique personal marks on the world. Learning to value your own talents, blessings, skills and abilities is the one sure way to see meaning in your life and feel good about yourself, now and in the future.
Posted by: Philippe Jacquet