What if the key to a fulfilling life doesn’t lie in chasing the ‘right’ path but finding joy and satisfaction where you are?
In an enlightening conversation with our guest, Lauren St George, we dissect the concept of purpose and explore the liberating perspective that there may not be a single ‘right answer’ to life’s big questions. Instead, embracing purpose as a mutable concept and harnessing tools like merit badges and video game items, you can navigate towards your next life mission. Remember, happiness and fulfillment aren’t destinations – they’re daily choices.
Imagine a life where you’re fully present and playful, where every moment is savored and relished. This isn’t a whimsical dream – it’s a reality you can cultivate with intentional mindfulness and gratitude. Lauren shares her insights on grounding ourselves in the present, using past experiences to set the trajectory for our future, and the role of playfulness in our lives. Moreover, we touch on an exciting new learning opportunity that promises to influence Lauren’s journey.
Now, let’s flip the fear of failure on its head. The school system conditions us to fear mistakes, but what if failure is merely a stepping-stone to success? Lauren and I debunk the paralyzing effects of fear and self-doubt, and instead, rewire our brains to embrace failure as part of the process. We discuss the power of a supportive system and mindful feedback in building confidence and trust in our decisions. So, come along, and let’s rekindle the joy of play and discovery in our lives together!
(0:00:20) – Purpose and Play in Midlife Crisis (9 Minutes)
We talk with Lauren St George about how to find joy and fulfillment in our lives. We discuss the idea that there is no one “right answer” to what our purpose is in life and that we should focus on the things that bring us joy and satisfaction. We also talk about how we can use tools, like merit badges and video game items, to help us figure out our next mission. Finally, we discuss how happiness and fulfillment are choices that must be actively pursued on a daily basis.
(0:09:04) – Being Present and Playful (7 Minutes)
The importance of being present in the moment and how it can lead to a more fulfilled life is explored. Practicing gratitude and mindfulness to help us be more mindful of our present reality and how to make life more playful is discussed. The role of past experiences and how to use them to set milestones for our future paths is also discussed. Finally, an exciting new learning opportunity for the speaker and how it might influence their journey is heard.
(0:15:46) – Overcoming Fears and Building Confidence (13 Minutes)
People may be hesitant to take the next step toward their goals due to fear, uncertainty, doubt, and change. Our school system teaches us to get the right answer the first time, and we must learn to accept failure in order to achieve success. Our brains are hardwired to avoid anything that may be perceived as threatening and we can learn to recognize and quieten that negative voice. Having a support system and being mindful of the feedback we seek can help us develop confidence and trust in our own decisions.