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Discover your purpose at Blue Zones workshop

Posted Feb. 21, 2020

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One of the goals of the Blue Zones Project is to help people discover a clear definition of their gifts or deepen their sense of purpose.

What’s your reason for getting out of bed in the morning? Studies show that people with a sense of purpose — a clear goal in life, or something to wake up for every morning — are happier, more successful and live longer. Nearly seven years longer.

With purpose, you can also do more with less. That means cramming fewer activities into your already overcrowded schedule. Less stress to “get it all done.” More breathing room. And more time to focus on what matters most.

Join Blue Zones Project Fort Worth for a free Purpose Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 29 at Potter’s House of Fort Worth, 1270 Woodhaven Blvd. RSVP online.

Here are a few tips from Blue Zones Project for finding and fulfilling your life’s purpose:

  • Attend a Purpose Workshop. These workshops are designed to help attendees discover unique talents and strengths. The workshop is an engaging and interactive opportunity to find your “why.”
  • G + P + E = C. To understand what your purpose is, try this equation. “G” stands for gifts – what you love to do. “P” is for passion – what you care about. “E” is for environment – where you do what you do. And “C” stands for your calling or purpose. If you are using your gifts to do something that you feel passionate about in an environment that is healthy and a good fit for you, you are most likely living your calling (or purpose).
  • Create a personal mission statement. If you’re not sure what your purpose is, start by creating your own mission statement. Ask yourself, “Why do I get up in the morning?” Assess where you are and where you want to be. To help you, try keeping a journal to jot down your thoughts and feelings.
  • Focus on your strengths. Using your talents and strengths will make you feel happy and help you feel valuable to yourself and others. Although professional athletes have to work to bring their weaknesses to a higher level, their greatest focus is on developing their strengths.
  • Listen to your heart. Life is too short to be miserable. What do you love to do?

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