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How to Learn a Purposeful Mindset

To find out how, look no further than a high school classroom. A few years ago psychologist David Yeager and his colleagues wanted to find out if purpose could improve academic performance. The researchers defined purpose as a reason that benefits others. Yeager called this type of purpose a self-transcendent purpose. And research finds a […]

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Reader Favorites: Top 5 Posts From 2016

As we start 2017 I am thankful for you: the subscribers, readers, and visitors of Purpose Speaks. Whether you’ve simply skimmed a few posts or shared meaningful and helpful posts with friends and family, you’ve played an important role in furthering the mission to cultivate a society in which purpose is central. As I’ve reflected on […]

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Avoid New Year ‘Neurosis:’ How to Set a Clear Personal Vision for 2017

As the anticipatory rush of the holiday season ends, we make our collective trek back home to normalcy. The family and friends who provided us distraction and entertainment leave our houses silenced. And as we slip back into our regular lives a certain internal silence also settles in. For many, it’s a silence that’s filled with mental noise of hope or apprehension for a new year. Thoughts that […]

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