Step one on the road to a meaningful is knowing yourself. Thankfully psychologists have developed tools to help you know your self better. The VIA Institute on Character has developed one of those tools. VIA’s research focuses on character strengths and defines them as follows:
A quick survey included in the website to help you see what your particular character strengths are. The website also has some good research and resources as well. Once you have an idea what your character strengths are you can develop them and use them to help you have a happier and more productive life.