There are many things that can prevent you from having a meaningful life, but luckily there are things you can do to get through those barriers. Many people compare their lives to other people’s and start to feel inferior because they don’t have as much money or aren’t as happy. Focus on yourself instead of others. Some people also take a victim mindset and it’s important to instead take responsibility for your life and make changes if you aren’t happy with it.
- Comparing your life to someone else’s and having a victim mindset are two obstacles to leading a more meaningful life.
- Make a list of things that are important to you and follow your passion in life.
- Emily Esfahani Smith identifies four ways to find meaning: belonging, purpose, storytelling and transcendence.
“This is something you can do with the big picture of your life, such as when it comes to achieving your dreams, but it is also something you can do to achieve meaning on a daily basis.”