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Three Things That Create a Meaningful Life

The other day I shared 3 recent articles you should read. The one by Donald Miller focused on a prescription for a meaningful life by Viktor Frankl. Below is an excerpt from that article mentioning the 3 things that create a meaningful life:

Viktor Frankl spent most of his life studying the mystery of meaning, and amazingly, he came up with a prescription for how we can experience it ourselves.

His prescription was remarkably simple:

1 Have a project you’re working on that requires your unique skills and abilities. And preferably a project that helps others.
2 Share your experiences within the context of safe, loving relationships.
3 Find a redemptive perspective on your suffering and challenges.

 

Your turn… What are your thoughts on this prescription? Are your working on a project that requires your unique skills and abilities (for the good of others)? Are you sharing these experiences in the context of community? Have you found a redemptive perspective on your suffering and challenges?

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Three Recent Articles by Donald Miller

I’ve been a big fan of Donald Miller since I first read Blue Like Jazz several years ago (most of his recent work focuses on helping people live a better story with their life — see StoryLine for more details). I’ve read the rest of his books too and have learned a lot and been convicted, challenged, and encouraged by his writings — you can learn more about all of his books here (I’ll do another blog later highlighting his books but for now let me say that Searching For God Knows What and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years are two of my favorites).

The reason for today’s post is to point you to 3 of his recent posts that have generated lots of conversations and follow up posts in the past week or so (maybe you’ve read some of those). I thought you might enjoy taking a look at those 3 (in order):

Your turn… What are some of your thoughts on these articles? What are some other posts you’ve read as part of this conversation?

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