Find Your Unique
Purpose in Life

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Fair-Weather Friends

Do you know people in your life who are only around when times are good and are nowhere to be found when time get hard? What is going on here, and what should you do to handle these situations? This is a tough post because I speak extensively about human behavior and yet, due to being at the top of the autism spectrum (i.e., trouble with eye...

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Do We Live in the Matrix?

One of the most popular existential questions in recent years is, “Do we live in the Matrix?”—of course, this is referring to the 1999 movie of the same name. As it ages, of course, people replace it with the more generic, “Do we live in a simulation?” The question is about whether anything that we do here in our universe is real and matters....

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Each One of Us Is Here for a Reason

Let Me Help You Find It

If you are here, you have asked the same question that I have: "What is the meaning of life?" More importantly, "What is the meaning of my life?" It's a fascinating question that actually does have an answer—one that underlies everyone's life journey, and one that applies uniquely to you.

There are many problems with past attempts to answer the question for the human race. Everyone is different, so what works for one person may not work for you. Additionally, many recommendations for life involve an ideology, a dogma, or a self-serving agenda to recruit others to the advisor's way of thinking. Most difficult is the ability to separate a person's opinion on how life began or what ethics you should hold from how you can find meaning and purpose in your life.

Well, I've studied psychology, behavioral economics, philosophy, and business for over 20 years trying to understand how life works and how to find the best way to approach it without running into the above issues. Through my research, I identified a systematic approach to finding meaning in life that is supported by science, compatible with (and respectful of) all religious beliefs, and is able to help you figure out your purpose on your own without me asserting my opinion of how the universe began, which ethics to hold, or which ideology is correct. If you wish to put forth the effort to understand how life works, why it does, and how you can use that information to create the optimal life path for yourself, you have come to the right place.

I will give you one word of caution: it does require effort on your part to find your meaning. Most people who read self-help/motivational books are looking for inspiration and feel-good stories. There are plenty of books for that, so you won't find that here. The information in The Meaning of Life: A guide to your life's purpose provides deep education on how life works and then questions and exercises to make you think about how these concepts apply to you so you can figure out the purpose of your life. If you're not ready to understand how everything works so you can set a success plan for yourself, then there are other options that are more than happy to tell you what to think and how to behave.

If you're still curious, feel free to browse the site. There are many free downloads, videos, and an introduction to the book to explain to you exactly what you need to know to figure yourself and this world out. There is no advertising, no special super-secret answer that I only tell at seminars, no Patreon, and no "urgency drivers" to buy now. There are just eight concepts that drive your sense of meaning in life and a book that gives you the whole story of how they work so that you can find your own meaning.

Best of luck on your journey,

Nathanael Garrett Novosel
Author, The Meaning of Life

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"Reading this book feels like you are peeking into the mind of an Einstein or John Nash. Beautifully simple and amazingly deep. I'd highly recommend it!"

–Jeremy Ramsey
(ARC Review)


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Note: All proceeds from the book go to Penn State Dance Marathon (THON).

“Life is growth.  If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.”

— Morihei Ueshiba