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#33: How to be Aimless: Cultivating a life of Purpose with Dr. Eric Bean

December 7, 2022 in

How to be Aimless: Cultivating a life of Purpose with Dr. Eric Bean



Perhaps at some point you wondered what work was all about or tried to determine what was most important. Have you considered making a fresh start in life? But you discovered that you lack the skills necessary to be an effective leader for something significant in life. Finding your mission can be more challenging than it needs to be. For us to be able to begin our journey in life in a pleasant and engaging way today, let’s find out what unlocks your best self with Dr. Eric Bean. 

The pressure of pursuing goals, achievement, and success can prevent us from deeply enjoying the process. Is it possible to have both? It depends on our ability to unlock joy in moments, even embracing a scary concept: Aimlessness. Learn how to strike a balance between being purpose-driven and utilizing aimlessness to your advantage in this Coaching Through Stories podcast episode with Dr. Eric Bean.  

Freeing ourselves from the pressure of focusing on goals and achievements can help you unlock the value of joy in the moments. Being overly focused on success can prevent you from experiencing the joy of the process. Learn how you can strike a balance between being purpose driven and utilizing aimlessness to your advantage in this Coaching Through Stories podcast episode with Dr. Eric Bean. 

Key Points:

  1. A clear purpose can drive us when we lack motivation and feel aimless. 
  2. The value of aimlessness and how to consciously create it. 
  3. A clear purpose can drive us when we lack motivation and feel aimless 

Episode Highlights

  • [00:07] Dr. Eric Bean 
  • [00:40] How to be aimless? 
  • [01:20] Dr. Eric Bean’s Mental performance coaching 
  • [01:54] Definition of aimlessness and what it generates 
  • [02:49] Generating a mission statement 
  • [03:31] Viktor Frankl 
  • [05:35] What is a shadow mission? 
  • [07:39] What causes you to be apathetic? 
  • [08:32] Discovering the purpose of life 
  • [12:50] Reflection about the short story Purpose of Life 
  • [15:08] Two paths to go down when you’re in a state of aimlessness 

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