The Being & The Doing EPISODE 6:
What’s the Point?!
It’s a basic human need to feel that we are making a difference in the world. At the heart of our well-being is having a sense that what we are doing in life is meaningful and worthwhile…otherwise what’s the point? In this episode Laurel shares some thoughts about how life purpose helps us make big and small choices.
HIGHLIGHTS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
- lessons from a funeral 1:45
- legacy vs impact 3:59
- deathbed epiphanies 5:46
- the big why 14:25
- this episode’s homework 16:10
Here’s the link to the page for your Being & Doing homework. It includes a little guide with some ideas about making time for both action and awareness. Download it HERE. When you grab it you will also get my weekly tips about living life the mindful way.
Here’s a blog about what obituaries can teach us
The book I mentioned was The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware
Curious about the skillset approach to well-being? Check out the Well-being By Design model
THIS EPISODE’S HOMEWORK
Something to think about:
What is the difference you want to make in the world and in the lives of those around you?
Something to try:
Write your eulogy. What would you like people to say about you at your funeral? Once you have done that, step back and see how big the gap is between what you want people to remember about you and the impact you have on them and how you live your life each day. Your task is to begin closing the gap.
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CREDITS: The Being & The Doing podcast is produced by Neela Bell. Voiceovers by Jason Harris. Music is GoodMorning Sunshine by Yoav Alyagon and Firefly by Scott Buckley.