Saturday, July 18, 2009

Meaning Goals

When we take the time to inquire into how we create meaning in our lives, we discover (if we are lucky and/or persistent) an area or two that hold significance for us. In some of these areas we may derive relevance by just participating in an activity. An example of this might be camping. We are joyous merely by being-in-nature.

However, sometimes, we invest meaning in achieving particular goals. For instance a writer may have a goal of writing a novel. This goal may include publication. This is termed a “Meaning Goal.”

It is important to identify our meaning goals because they can give us direction, a path forward, even entire projects to work on. By looking at our meaning goals we can begin to plan our Meaning Investments.

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