Latest Purpose & Meaning Articles

Ask Celes – My Father Just Passed Away and It Seems Pointless that He Isn’t Around Anymore. What Should I Do?

Hi Celes! First, I wanted to congratulate you on your engagement! I am not sure if you remember me, but I used to participate all the time in your 30DLBL and 30BBM runs. I want to thank you for all you have contributed. Though you may…


Are You Living Vicariously Through Movie, Drama, or Game Characters? Why Shows or Games Can Sometimes Set Us Back in Growth (and How To Deal with That)

Have you ever been addicted to watching a show or playing a game before? Have you ever thought about why you were (or are) addicted to it? Most people perceive addictions to shows or games to be a result of the enjoyment we get from…


Ask Celes – How Do You Know If Your Life Purpose Is For Life (and Not Short/Medium Term)?

Ask Celes

Hi Celes, during my personal journey of discovering my life purpose I detoured through 3 Life purposes before realising my true passion, which is being a motivational speaker and a life coach. I came to this realisation because I have a vision which stretches over…


How To Discover Your Ideal Career: Your Message and Your Medium

This is part of the Passion & Money series. Last Saturday, I conducted a workshop on how to discover your right career to a group of 50 participants. During the workshop, I shared what it takes to discover a career that you want to do for the…


Why I Do Year End Reviews (And 6 Important Questions To Ask Yourself in Your Review)

(Written and published on Dec 22, 2010) Merry Christmas everyone! The year end is coming, and in a week’s time it’ll be 2011! Are you ready for the new year? Are you ready for a year of excitement and new challenges? Before we move on…


Are You a Self-Help Junkie?

What do you do every time you read a self-help post? Do you reflect it back onto your life and see how it’s relevant to you? Or do you just click the “x” button and surf away to another page, forgetting what you just read?

Self-help junkies are people who indulge in self-help without action. I’ve come across a number of self-help junkies in the course of my work, which can be classified them into 3 groups. The first group is called the “Observers”. Observers read, acknowledge the concepts, see the merits, are even able to analyze and critique in the theoretical sense, but that’s where it ends.


How To Know What You Want To Do In Life


Hi Celes, I have no idea what I want to do. I envy those who from their early days know what they’ll be and what they’ll do. Please help. – M

Getting clarity on what to do is one of the most common questions I get from readers and clients alike. For some of my clients, they feel they are entering a period of their life where they should have clarity in what they want to do. Hence, not knowing what they want to do makes them feel frustrated.


My Letter To All Of You

To all of you, whether you are a new or long-time reader, there’s something I want to share with all of you. It’s a feeling that’s been brimming inside me for the past few days, and I know I can’t get on to other posts until I write about this. At this point of writing, I don’t know exactly what I’m going to write, so I’m going to just let the words flow by themselves.

The Start of My Journey

I still remember it was 2 years ago, in Oct 2008, when I left my ex-company to pursue my passion to help others grow.


Create Your Life Handbook

One of the key tools I found critical in my pursuit of personal growth and living a purposeful life is creating my own life handbook. What do I mean by a life handbook? A life handbook, to put it simply, is your manual that contains…


Keep Your End Objective In Mind

To keep your end objective in mind is crucial for conscious living. It can be divided into two phases: 1) Identify your end objective 2) Evaluate everything against your objective. 1) Identify Your End Objective Whenever you are starting a new task, activity or goal,…


Are You Sleepwalking Your Life Away? (Part 2)

This is a follow-up post to the original article Are You Sleepwalking Your Life Away? to clarify on certain key points as well as reply to the large volume of feedback from readers. Influx of traffic In all honesty, the response to the original article…