3 Ways Your Brain is Directing You To Your Life Purpose
How Following Your Bliss Makes Your Brain Happy
The path to a life of contribution and meaning is often revealed through the things you never get tired of learning about.
Many successful people advise us to follow our passions. Could it be that there is a biological reason why we are thirsty for more knowledge in certain subject areas than others? Could this help us find our “purpose” and leave the world a better place?
“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions — in a way that serves the world and you.” — Richard Branson
Besides avoiding threats, our brains seek out opportunities to grow. Expanding our perspectives and creatively finding new ways to interact with our world helps us ensure our continued survival — as individuals and as a species. We have a built-in desire to learn and explore. Mother nature wants us to express our uniqueness by following the trail of our curiosities.
In nature, diversity serves to maintain strong ecosystems. Within the team of humanity, a diversity of interests helps us maintain strong communities that can collaborate more efficiently.
We all have a different spark to light our fire — some people could spend decades learning about the eating habits of the African black beetle while others find their bliss in solving differential equations.
Whatever your bliss is, there is a reason why pursuing it is good for you — and for humanity.
Curiosity is the fuel for exploration, learning, and seeking out new connections and relationships. Your brain loves to reward you for getting out of your comfort zone. That sweet rush of dopamine you feel when learning about something you’re interested in keeps you motivated to learn more. The more you expand your horizons, the better-equipped you are to take advantage of opportunities that life sprinkles onto your path.
Wired to Follow Our Bliss
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