The Lawyer’s Well-Being Brief

Can we have successful well-being habits without having a purpose?

Marc W. Crayton

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“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”- Jack Kornfield

We all know that our well-being habits are important. Nevertheless, it is not easy to stick with our well-being habits. That is the reality of our lives. There will be peaks, valleys, and of course plateaus. That’s perfectly normal. There is some interesting research that suggests that being flexible with our well-being habits is a better approach than being rigid. Today, I won’t get much more into that research, instead, I want to discuss purpose.

The Path to Purpose — How Young People Find Their Calling in Life, written by William Damon, takes a scientific look at purpose. William Damon is a Professor at Stanford and one of the world’s leading researchers on the science of morality and child development.

“What exactly do I mean by a ‘life purpose’? A purpose is an ultimate concern. It is the final answer to the question Why? Why are you doing this? Why is it important? A purpose is a deeper reason for the immediate goals and motives that drive most daily behavior.

Short-term desires come and go. He gives examples that might pertain to a young person, they may desire a good grade on a test, a date to the…

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Marc W. Crayton

I help newer, younger lawyers make better well-being decisions so that they can thrive personally and professionally. Forward, always!