Sep 2, 2023
If I were to write a book about purpose today (I have another ~3 hours before I need to pick up Jasmine), what would it be about?
Which is maybe the same question as: What are the most important questions for me to address on this show?
In the audio/video version of the episode (links below!) I’ll explain these things a bit more, but here’s the rough outline version:
My goal for this book is to catalyze a fundamental change in how we relate to ourselves and each other.
We begin by surveying various definitions of purpose and constructing our own, shared, understanding of purpose.
We look at how our definition of Purpose is related to definitions in our past, and what it means to “rescue” Purpose from religion.
Some pragmatic motivators to help us understand how having a sense of Purpose could change your life.
Some ideological motivations for purpose. How human evolution is related to individual purpose.
How do you know you are actually living your purpose and not just kidding yourself in order to be cool?
An incredibly simple and practical method that requires honest observation and introspection.
How your Purpose may change over time and what that implies.
How you can use Knowing Your Purpose to change your state of mind, make better decisions, and build community,
How living your Purpose is related to Heroism, and what is really going on (internally) when we investigate our purpose.
My purpose is to be myself / My purpose is to help people
My purpose is to be an extra-innings pitcher for the Oakland A’s
My purpose is to Be Here Now
My purpose is to make money
An overview of Compound Momentum and using Purpose iteratively
How to draft a supernaturally-sharp Vision rooted in your Purpose
Once you have a detailed plan connected to your Purpose, the main challenge is doing it.
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About The Show:
Why are you here?
What is this short and fragile life about?
These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along.
But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.
Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning.
But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose
The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.
We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.
And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.
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I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator.
But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life.
If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads:
Accepting what is
Transforming your situation
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