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The Growth-Centric View of Meaning in Popular Ideas

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, October 21 2020

I just described where the growth-centric view of meaning is popping up in the corporate world, and so my brain must've been primed to see some of these examples in other areas.  There are several pop psychology and business ideas that have been widely used and accepted in speeches and articles that have growth at the heart of them.  Let's take a l...

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The Corporate World Is Acknowledging the Growth-Centric View of Meaning and Purpose

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, October 14 2020

It was difficult mustering the courage to publish my book and put my ideas out there with the possibility that I could've made some serious mistakes.  Sure, I had support from over 100 sources that provided substantive evidence in a growth-centric view of meaning, from Dr. Carol Dweck's Mindset on how the growth mindset leads to success to the fact...

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Life’s 8 Major Fallacies

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, October 7 2020

Life can be very difficult to understand or figure out.  Why do bad things happen to good people?  Why does evil exist?  What is the right thing to do in no-win situations?  Questions like these can eat up your time in deep philosophical thought trying to find the best way to either live optimally or understand why the world works the way it does.

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5 Pieces of Evidence Suggesting a Growth-Centric View of Meaning

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, August 26 2020

The growth-centric view of meaning is a relatively new model that has come after years of focusing on ethics, utility, or happiness in philosophy, economics, and psychology (respectively).  However, there have been hints of this view for centuries in science and business but had not been seriously considered because of the natural "Why?  To what en...

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Dare to Be Mediocre

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, June 10 2020

"Be the best." You hear it all the time. Constantly strive to be the best in anything that you do. But that's not realistic in a broad sense: you can't be the world's greatest chef, baseball player, parent, video game player, driver, singer, and dancer. Quite the contrary, you are constantly balancing everything you do—getting better in one area al...

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6 Simple Habits for Greater Meaning

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, April 8 2020

Being stuck inside during the coronavirus is tough.  Worse, it can lead to slacking off on the daily life maintenance that maintains your health and well-being.  One of the difficult parts of life is that improvement and deterioration are incremental, so you don't always notice them.  For example, you don't always stop exercising, eat only fast foo...

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Why "Make Your Bed" Is Such a Powerful Message for People

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, January 29 2020

With their pithy-yet-powerful points, Admiral William H. McRaven's advice to "make your bed" and Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's recommendation to "clean your room" are resonating with millions of people. Why is that? Well, this return to simple, clear goals that an individual can accomplish to instill a sense of purpose is filling a major hole in the hea...

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