“The existential challenge is to freely choose our life, to live a life that makes sense to us, one that ultimately provides us with meaning.”

The Big Game: 10 Strategies for Winning at Life

by Scott MacMillan, Ph.D.

Available at Amazon.ca

The Big Game: 10 Strategies for Winning at Life is a guide to developing ten strategies that together give you a strong personal foundation so that you are ready for the “big game” of life. It is a practical, interactive book promoting inner strength through lifelong personal development.

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Is your work a job, career or a calling?

In the classic book, Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl said, “the search for meaning is the primary motivation in a life.” In practical terms, that means that our lives are a continual work in progress as we each try to live a meaningful and happy life. For most of us work is an important part of the quest for meaning as well as a major component of our self-identity. Our work serves a variety of purposes starting with basic economic need, but it’s usually much more than just a paycheque.

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Originally published in the Halifax Chronicle Herald (Nov. 1, 2007)