Knowing your why matters because it makes it possible to make the right choices, the better choices, and even the saving choices. If you don’t know why, then any choice will be equal because you have no idea which way to go.
“Are you doing what you think you’re supposed to be doing?”
My husband asked me the question the other day. He asks that question almost on a regular basis – because all he sees is me, on social media, hanging out. No matter how often I remind him that I am building relationships and not just surfing (which is true most days), he still asks.
The other day when he asked, I had been sitting in on a 7 Minutes in the Morning broadcast with Thom Rigsby. Thom had asked, “What is the problem you are solving and who are you solving it for?”
When my husband asked me about what I was doing, I was honest when I responded, “I don’t know.”
I’ve invested so much time, energy, and finances into doing what others told me to do that I had lost sight of what I wanted to do, or thought I should do, or even what I had written down I was going to do.
Even when you share the power of why and encourage others to unlock their why you can still slip down the slope of “they” and fall right into the box they have designed.
When things aren’t going the way you want them to go, stop long enough to determine if you even know why you are going the way you are going.
Defining Your Why
- What do you love to do?
- What can you do that you don’t think is special (mainly because it’s so easy for you to do)?
What infuses you with energy?
What makes you want to keep going?
What do others say about you?
What do you want to do?
Think about these questions. Write out answers. Mull them over. Now think about the needs, problems, and pain points of the people around you. How do your answers correspond with their issues?
The easiest path to your success in not building what you want but building what your people want (need) but that you are uniquely designed to build. It’s there – waiting for you to uncover and grow it up.
When you find the meeting point, then you are positioned to determine the path for your why. Instead of doing things to do things, you will be doing the things you are designed to do with a focus on your why.