”Know your why this is the driving force behind everything.”
Have you ever imagined what it would feel like to live a life where you are really fulfilled? Think about waking up everyday filled with joy because you know the “why” behind what you do and imagine going to bed with excitement because of what you accomplished that day.
Sometimes we go through life focused so much on the “what” and “how”of making things happen that we begin to feel stuck because we don’t understand the “why’ behind making things happen. We may ask ourselves questions like: “What do I need to do?” “How am I going to get there?” “What does it really take?” These questions may seem overwhelming when we don’t have an understanding of the “why” behind what we do. Imagine what would happen if we stopped focusing so much on the “what” and “how” and really took time to discover our “why.”
Whenever you think about your “why,” imagine it being like the glue behind everything you do it’s purpose helps everything to stick together. When you have the glue it’s easier to figure out the “what” which represents the pieces that are needed and the “how“ which represents where each piece belongs.
“When you know your why, you’ll know your way.”-Michael Hyatt
Why is it important to know your “why”?
1. “Why ” makes you mission and vision driven
“Why” represents purpose. Purpose is the driving force behind everything. Its easier to discover your mission and have vision for your life when you understand your purpose. Understanding your purpose brings a sense of meaning and fulfillment. In order to really live life on purpose, which we talked about in the last blog post there has to be something greater to live for. Having a mission and vision keeps you moving towards accomplishing something in life so that you’re not just roaming aimlessly through life.
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.- Prov. 29:18
2. “Why” helps you to determine the “what” and the “how”
When you know your “why” its easier to discover the steps you need to take and what will help you reach your ultimate goal. When we focus on the “what” and “how” before understanding the “why” we limit ourselves in understanding the changes that we need to make in order to make things work. When we understand the “why” and make changes as needed innovation is able to emerge.
3. “Why” helps us to reach long term success
Understanding our “why” will help us to reach long term success. The journey to reaching success is a process and with that comes high and low moments. In both the high and low moments its important to remember your ‘why’ because, when everything is going great your “why” is what will keep you focused and humble. When you experience those low moments and are thinking about quitting your “why” is what will keep you motivated to push through the discouragement. Understanding your “why” helps you to be patient and have an understanding that success and the journey to reach our goals and dream is not a sprint its a marathon.
“When you feel like quitting think about why you started.”
Think about your purpose, what’s your “why?” Why are you doing what you do everyday? How is what you are doing helping you to fulfill your purpose? I want to encourage you to discover your “why.” Don’t allow yourself to just roam aimlessly through life, focus on discovering your “why” and the “what” and the “how” will come.
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