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Finding Direction When You’re Feeling Lost


At a certain point in life, people transition from “time to live” to “time left to live.” This shift creates a new sense of urgency about identifying the purpose of our existence. And as people confront this challenge, they come up against a set of fundamental human needs that collectively define how we experience the meaning of our existence: belonging, purpose, competence, control, and transcendence.  Thinking about these five pillars of meaning can help you reinvent your life.

Paul, an executive participating in my C-suite seminar at INSEAD, told me that the reason he had decided to enroll in my …

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