An Overview: Make your life count Review of last lesson – Know yourself Only one life – make it worthwhile 1 st lie – “There’s nothing I can do.” 2 nd lie – “Life is about being happy.” 3 rd lie – “Money can buy everything.” Meaning makes life worth living.
How to make life worth living Everyone has only one life. How do you get it right the first time? Life is finite; life is short. How do you make the most of it? Everyone wants a better life. How do you achieve it?
LIE #1 “THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO.”
Yes, you can.
You have much to offer.
Bring out your best self. 1.Bring out your best qualities as a human being. 2.Bring out your best potential, whatever your occupation.
LIE #2 “LIFE IS ABOUT BEING HAPPY.”
The pursuit of self- illusion can be fatal.
A Shallow Life
LIE #3 “MONEY CAN BUY EVERYTHING.”
Love of money is the root of all evil.
Bernard Ebbers & WorldCom
Don’t wait until it is too late.
MEANING MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING.
Live for a higher purpose. (Self-Transcendence)
Be true to your calling. (Authenticity)
The Principle of Meaningful Living
Focus on what really matters.
You will make life better for others.
Advantages of the Meaning Pursuit Avoids the pitfalls of self-centered pursuits. Self-transcendence & authenticity are the two pillars of a purpose-driven life. Happiness & flourishing will sneak in through the back door. Ability to transform adversities into opportunities for personal growth.