4 basic elements that help to understand the meaning of life:
1️⃣ Involvement. To be where you are appreciated, you are consulted, when value not what you do or give, but you as an important person in life. This is a sense of significance. At home, at work, with friends, with a loved one ... it doesn't matter. Ideally, of course, it should be everywhere.
2️⃣ Purpose. This is when you benefit people, for which they are drawn to you. It may be your job or not. Never mind. But you must understand that you are helping people.
3️⃣ Creativity and transcendence. That activity when you do not notice the passage of time and nothing around. You are in a stream and do something, not knowing what the result will be, but you are sure that it will be flawless, or it doesn't matter at all, because you are enjoying yourself at the moment. Everyone has something like that, some people do not even know that this is their creation. It doesn't matter what ... cooking, singing, painting, playing sports, photographing, for some it's just thinking ... about anything. It's just that at that moment the world stops for you.
4️⃣ History. Our history is written with every passing day. And you are its author. We all suffered and endured difficulties. All! But you can also influence your story, which has long passed. How? Very simple. One footballer who is injured and put an end to his career says that he had a happy life, but now he does not, because he has lost everything. He tells his story that way and lives that way. And another with the same situation says: “I once had an injury, and my life has changed dramatically. I overestimated everything I have: family, children ... I realized how happy I am. I will teach the same children and become a great coach. " And everything worked out for him as he decided. By changing your story, you can change your life.
It is almost impossible to achieve permanent happiness - happiness comes and disappears. But your meaning in life gives you something that you will grab onto always and in any life situation.