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Jun 8, 2024

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. " --James Oppenheim

If You Haven’t Found Your Purpose, How to Feel Good Anyway

Finding your life purpose can often feel like an elusive quest, but it doesn't have to define your happiness. Adriana Paez argues that the true essence of living with purpose isn't about discovering a singular calling. Instead, it’s about aligning daily actions with your values and desires. Paez shares her journey of feeling lost and misaligned despite a successful career and tireless search for purpose. After a personal tragedy, she shifted her focus to living fully in the present, seeking to create the feelings she desired each day. She emphasizes that fulfillment comes from living in integrity with your beliefs, not from achieving specific milestones. In her words: “Simply put, your life purpose (and everyone else’s, for that matter) is to make sure that every day, you’re living your life in integrity with what you believe in, what you value, and how you desire to feel in this life.” By focusing on what truly matters to you and taking daily steps to foster those feelings, you can find inspiration and alignment. Living with purpose daily is what truly brings joy and satisfaction. An approach that can help all of us embrace a more meaningful, joyful, and fulfilling life!


Spend some quiet time reflecting on your core values and how you want to feel each day (e.g., fulfilled, peaceful, joyful). Throughout the day, consciously take actions that align with your intentions. These don't have to be grand gestures; small, meaningful actions can create significant impacts. By consistently aligning your daily actions with your core values and desired feelings, you'll cultivate a sense of purpose and fulfillment in your everyday life.