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Blu Lake: Living Life on Purpose

This month we ask the question; ‘What is the meaning of life? Embarrassingly, Siri’s response sums it up well: “I don’t believe there is a consensus on that question.”

There are as many different ways of finding meaning in life as there are people in the world, because we are all unique after all. So, how the heck do you find life meaning in Bold Age and why is it so important?

This month we ask the question; ‘What is the meaning of life? Embarrassingly, Siri’s response sums it up well: “I don’t believe there is a consensus on that question.”


There are as many different ways of finding meaning in life as there are people in the world, because we are all unique after all. So, how the heck do you find life meaning in Bold Age and why is it so important?

You are less likely to die, according to a study published in November, 2014 by University College London – seems like a fairly compelling reason to me.

They found that for people over the age of 65, a sense of purpose and overall well-being meant that they were 30% less likely to die over a period of eight and a half years. This study followed over 9,000 English people and found that, at the end of an eight and half year period, only 9% of people in the highest category of wellbeing had died, compared with 29% of those at the lowest level of wellbeing. Those who reported the highest level of fulfilment lived, on average, two years longer.

So what is it about life meaning that impacts our wellbeing so positively in Bold Age or indeed life in general?

It keeps you moving


We can all have those days where we get up, eat, work, eat, sleep, repeat, and wonder “what’s the point?” A strong sense of purpose gives us a motive and reason for everything we do. What’s more, it helps us stay on track or get back on the track should we take a necessary diversion.

I say ‘necessary’ because often we subvert true meaning with a million and one diversions or trivial activities that we think are fulfilling a purpose, but are really just filling our time.

It keeps you strong


The quote I always think of is from the German Philosopher Nietzsche “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how”. Having a clear why, a clear purpose gives us strength and reason to overcome challenges and difficulties that may otherwise have beaten us. We can apply more endurance, resilience and determination in the face of adversity because we know why we are pushing through it.

It keeps you positive


You hear of stories where people have retired in the traditional sense and just stopped without a clear purpose and therefore suffer from meaning deprivation, and what happens? Unfortunately, some people wither from the inside out; a lack of meaning on the inside can turn into toxic behaviours on the outside having all manner of implications for health and relationships.

Living with a sense of purpose provides access to hope and optimism and therefore much greater resistance to the scenario above. Finding meaning is not a luxury in Bold Age, it’s a need.

Some people ask:  "am I wishing my life away by pursuing purpose and meaning?” My response - we can still live in the present at the same as moving towards our purpose and meaning, in the same way that on a train journey you can look out of the window and enjoy the scenery.

Enjoy the ride folks!

For a free 30-minute consultation to establish what your Bold Age could look like contact Becky:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 07714329339

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