I love to see when research confirms things that we already intuitively know. It helps provide evidence for helping people who still have some doubts. In this 2013 article, the “results provide evidence for how commitment to a purpose in life enriches the daily existence of people with social anxiety disorder.”

This isn’t new information as many doctors already know that. But again, it helps clear up doubts.

Does pursuing a life purpose only provide benefits to individuals with social anxiety disorder? Absolutely not. It helps all of us.

Do you know your purpose in life? Are you following it?

Kashdan, Todd B., and Patrick E. McKnight. “Commitment to a Purpose in Life: An Antidote to the Suffering by Individuals with Social Anxiety Disorder.” Emotion (Washington, D.C.) 13.6 (2013): 1150–1159. PMC. Web. 19 Mar. 2017.