Steven Spielberg On Why We Don't Find Purpose

 

By Sukh Singh, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International

How many people do you think wake up on a Monday morning with passion, excitement and joy at the thought of going to work?

When the time comes to look back on our lives, most of us will want it to have meant something. We want to know that our lives counted. Finding meaning and purpose in our daily experience of life is so important, yet so rarely found in people.

In this powerful video below, film director Steven Spielberg shares a crucial insight into finding and strengthening that sense of purpose...

 

Listen to the Whispers

One of the biggest challenges we face is the amount of noise and busyness in our lives. A ‘ping’ on our phones. A ‘dong’ on our computers. The constant soundtrack of the playlists we are hooked into. Meetings, adverts...let alone the rush of thoughts that swim around in our heads all day long.

As we've shared before on the Legends Report, giving ourselves even a few moments of solitude and reflection in the day, is powerful and important. It gives us thinking time. Time to get perspective, time for us to hear those whispers that get drowned out by the noise.

Try it today. Instead of listening to that song while you travel, open up your ears, look around and take in what's going on around you. Or before you go to bed tonight, take a few moments to reflect on the day. You might be surprised by what you hear...

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