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What Martin Luther King Jr. Taught Me About the Meaning of Life

Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 86 today. His legacy continues to inspire millions, including myself. In my previous post, I wrote about my twenty favorite MLK quotes that have influenced my worldview in life. Today, I'd like to share my thoughts on what Martin Luther King Jr. taught me about the meaning of life. Six months before he was assassinated , Martin Luther King delivered a lesser known but exceptionally insightful address on the topic of purpose and meaning of life. In just 563 words, delivered at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, King suggests three relevant and powerful ways to seek a meaningful life. The ...

A Tribute to Paul Lee’s Legacy

We all grapple with inescapable, fundamental questions like, “How do I discover my purpose and core values? What does a well-lived life look like? What’s the meaning of life, anyway?” God is not only the Creator and Author of life, but the Grand Weaver. Life isn’t just a series of random strands of thread, but experiences which God weaves into a magnificent piece of workmanship. Our lives have meaning and purpose. At least that made sense in theory until a few weeks ago. On the morning of June 6, 2014, my girlfriend called me at work, weeping uncontrollably. When she collected herself and relayed the devastating news of a shooting ...

How to Be a Meaning Maker at Work

Have you ever felt that work didn’t feel like work but more like play? Musicians talk about being “in the groove,” and sportsmen being “in the zone.” Research shows two thirds of employees are not engaged at work. Why is it so hard for us to feel we are in our “sweet spot” every day, every moment? In McKinsey Quarterly’s Increasing the ‘Meaning Quotient’ of Work, two McKinsey consultants argues that while Intelligent Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ) are the pre-requisites for creating a high-performance culture, but far from enough to achieve organizational health in isolation. What is sorely missing at work a third ...