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Purpose Development™ and Mental Health: Part 1

Updated: Jul 14, 2022

For years we’ve admired super star athletes who display an almost invincible athletic prowess. However, mental health challenges have revealed that they are just as vulnerable as the rest of the world. Superstars like Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Aly Raisman, Ronda Rousey and DeMar DeRozan have opened up about their battles with mental health.

Although there are many forms of mental disorders, Purpose Deficit Disorders™ (PDD) is one that is rarely talked about in mainstream media. PDD is not a medical condition, but it is a condition of the soul that is responsible for making individuals commit errors in purpose in their daily decisions. It is not isolated to a select group of people because every person experiences some form of PDD in their daily routines.

Building the case for Purpose

Researchers are building a strong case on how purpose has become a subject of discussion in promoting better mental health. In a Psychology Today article, Neuroscientist Dr. Marwa Azab stated,

Neuroimaging research shows that people with a stronger sense of life meaning have more efficiently connected brains. It is not surprising that studies have shown that individuals with high sense of purpose in life report lower levels of negative emotions and are less reactive to stressors in daily life.

For the past twelve years, Dr. Patricia Boyle and her team from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center built a strong case on how purpose dramatically reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s with nine hundred participants.

Dr. Courtland Dahl of Healthy Mind Innovations, a nonprofit affiliated with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison made a strong argument in his Psychology Today article. He said this about the role of purpose in Post-Traumatic Growth,

One of the most powerful steps we can take is to use the challenges we face to strengthen our sense of purpose. Few things are as central to our physical health and psychological well-being as purpose. Purpose is one of four key pillars of well-being in a scientific model at the Center for Healthy Minds. Our sense of purpose influences how we feel about ourselves and how we respond to stressful situations.

Purpose has become a major player in mental health. However, individuals must learn how to overcome the influence of PDD in order to fortify the mind with parameters that unlocks the potential of purpose.

Overcoming PDD

PDD is simply daily decisions that cause individuals to have negative interactions with the world around them. Unfortunately, billions of people do not understand how to repurpose the mechanisms that control these decisions and create a lifestyle where errors in purpose are the norm.

They are unaware that errors in purpose can increase the risk for additional mental health challenges like depression, loneliness, fear of failure, increased appetite for power, uncontrolled sexual desires, negative self-image, cognitive dissonance, etc.

To help individuals overcome PDD, the Purpose Development Institute treats purpose like a skill that can be mastered. Dr. Cortland confirms this truth by saying,

The key insight here is that purpose is not determined by our biology nor by the circumstances of life. Purpose is something that we can learn.

We've taken the quest to learn purpose to a new level by teaching individuals to become Practitioners of Purpose™. Our Certified Purpose Development Coach program is the product of over 30 years and 20,000 hours of coaching and research to identify the skills for practicing purpose at new levels.

We are the experts in helping individuals sharpen Growth Hacking™ and Routine Hacking™ skills. Both are instrumental for improving Purpose Management™ skills where individuals can practice better mental health.

Purpose Development™ is the future of mental health because it is the only solution for helping individuals to overcome PDD. Click here to schedule a free Discovery Call.

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