Firestarter Labs

Find purpose in what you already do

Consider how your work positively impacts someone else, or at least, how it will contribute to your own world.

  • If you are learning a new skill, consider reframing it to focus on benefits such as “increasing my earning potential so that my family can live more comfortably,”  
  • If you are processing paperwork consider that you might actually be “helping people get the health insurance that could save their lives,”
  • If you are cleaning the living room, perhaps the impact is better seen as “making an inviting place for family and friends to relax.”
 

Questions

  1. Why do we feel the need for “purpose” in life?

Pitfalls

  1. Pursuing extrinsically motivating goals 
  2. Maintaining a fixed mindset and identity
  3. Trying to think your way to your passion or purpose