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Online Course

Finding Purpose and Meaning In Life: Living for What Matters Most

University of Michigan via Coursera

Overview

Welcome to Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life: Living for What Matters Most!

In this course, you’ll learn how science, philosophy and practice all play a role in both finding your purpose and living a purposeful life. You will hear from historical figures and individuals about their journeys to finding and living a purposeful life, and will walk through different exercises to help you find out what matters most to you so you can live a purposeful life.

As an added benefit, you will also have complimentary access, for a period of time, to the Purposeful App. This groundbreaking mobile and desktop app is designed to help you build a purposeful rhythm into each day, so you can bring your best self to what matters most. Look for more information in Week 1 of the course!

By the end of this course, you will:
1. Understand that having a strong purpose in life is an essential element of human well-being.
2. Know how self-transcending purpose positively affects well-being.
3. Be able to create a purpose for your life (don't be intimidated, this is different from creating "the purpose" for your life).
4. Apply personal approaches and skills to self-change and become and stay connected to your purpose every day.

We are thrilled that you are here! We look forward to hearing and learning from you throughout this course!

Syllabus

What is a Purpose in Life?

How Purpose Organizes our Lives

How Purpose Changes our Lives

How Purposes Work in Real Life

Taught by

Vic Strecher

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    Margaret M.
    It was very useful and light course with an exceptionally interesting and smart professor Dr. Victor Stretcher. I learned a lot in this course and I recommend it to everyone who is after knowing the tools to help in making or sustaining their life purpose. I actually would like to recommend it to everyone. It is very useful and the material is insightful.

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