REVIVE TV EPISODE #10
Innately we feel better about ourselves when serving others or contributing to a worthy cause. We call this having a purpose or being on purpose. Our self-esteem, our self-image rises and research shows that having a purpose is good for brain and body.
The great Indian activist and leader Mahatma Gandhi once said – “The best way to find yourself is in the service of others.” Being self-aware and having a purpose has also shown to improve the quality of life and longevity.
So how important then is it to discover your purpose? It’s very important, if you want the greatest quality of life.
A study conducted and published in The Lancet measured different states of well-being. Eudemonic well-being, which is the kind that comes from having purpose and meaning in life (vs. hedonic, which comes more from fun experiences) was one focus
In the study participants rated their sense of autonomy, control, purpose in life and self-realization.
Participants were divided into 4 groups based on scores and correlations with mortality were gathered over 8 and 1/2 years.
Interestingly, 29% of people in lowest group died, while only 9.3% in highest group. The study suggests the risk of death is decreased by 58% and when other risk factors were calculated that number lowered to 30%, statistically significant.
Today on Revive TV you will also learn:
- What Northwestern University found ‘having a purpose’ to improve (hint: most of us do it 8 hours per day)
- What purpose improves in all people regardless of age – incredible!!
- That Eudemonic well-being (from having purpose and meaning) vs Hedonic well-being (from fun experiences) improves genetic expression greatly.
- About the study conducted showing the benefit teenagers receive from having purpose and goals.
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