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It seems that every time another year ends, people begin to take stock of where they are, what they are doing, and if they’re satisfied with it. One of the things that cause most people to pause or take a second look at is meaning or purpose.

Am I living a meaningful life? What’s my purpose? 

These questions drive people, and clinicians, to make decisions that take their lives and careers towards what they perceive as being “a life of meaning”. But how do you go about figuring out how to live a purposeful or meaningful life? I was recently quotes in an article by UpJourney about just that. You can read the whole article here.

Here’s an excerpt:

The biggest thing you can do to live a meaningful life is to discover your higher purpose.

What gets you up in the morning? What role do you play in the betterment of the world?

There are many ways to go about finding your purpose. It is generally the intersection of your interests, skills, and need in the marketplace.

An interesting way to figure your higher purpose out is to do what I call the 25-person test. Contact 25 people you know, friends, acquaintances, and business connections.

Ask them each to define “what you do” or “what makes you worth doing business with”. Take all the responses and note patterns.

Somewhere in there, you will find a clue that can point you towards a higher purpose that, if followed, will lead you to live a truly meaningful life.

 

Check out the rest of the article here!

 

Do you know your higher purpose? How does your higher purpose affect the decisions you as a clinician or clinic-owner make? Share any additional resources that you found helpful in the comments below!

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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L is the president and CEO of Rehab U Practice Solutions. He has experience in a variety of rehab settings, working with patients recovering from a variety of injuries and surgeries. He worked as the lead clinician in an outpatient specialty clinic at his local VA Medical center. He also has experience as an adjunct faculty instructor at Augusta University’s Occupational Therapy Program, as a Licensed Board Member on the GA State OT Board, has served on several committees for the national OT Board (NBCOT), and as a consultant for the State of Georgia. He is also on the Board of Directors for NBCOT.

Read his full bio Here. Read about Rehab U Here.

 

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