Why Are You Doing That?
Why is the sky blue?
Why do I have to get up today?
Why am I doing this?
A simple 3 letter word that can drive us crazy. For instance when my kids were toddlers and asked why every second about things I had no clue how to answer. Not only was it annoying but it made me feel inadequate for not being able to answer all their questions to their satisfaction.
Kids have this passion, this burning desire to ask why. They want to know about all these wonderful things in the world that interest them.
As we become adults, we stop asking why all the time. Our curiosity wanes as we settle into the matter of fact life of adulthood. That curiosity, that desire to know WHY is what will keep you motivated when you are struggling to move forward the way you want to toward your goals.
If you get stuck in a rut and feel unsure of where you want to do or what path to take, then you need to take a step back. Revisit the WHY.
Reminding yourself of your WHY can provide excitement, and a refocus on what you’re pursuing.
During the normal course of a day, week, month and so on, you can get so wrapped up in the business of life you don’t always examine your WHY.
Especially for women.
It’s a natural tendency of women to take on too much. Never stopping to think if it’s really what they want to do but rather feeling like it’s what they have to do to meet the needs of everyone but themselves.
Are you too busy DOING to think about WHY you’re doing?
Not asking yourself if it’s going to get you to your goal.
Not asking yourself how it’s going to impact you long term.
What are you waiting for?
The time to do that is NOW.
Ask yourself WHY.
Why are you doing what you’re doing?
Why are you blogging, or writing, or training for a marathon?
Is it because it sounded fun at the moment?
Is it because you’ve been doing it forever and you don’t know what else to do?
Is it because you have no choice (or feel you have no choice)?
Is it because you feel it’s what you’re supposed to do?
We’ve all been there, done that.
That’s not good enough in the long run. It won’t sustain you or fulfill you.
Trust me; I’ve had my fair share of doing things I didn’t necessarily want to. At the time, I felt I had to put food on the table, I felt I was supposed to, or felt I was backed into a corner and had to do whatever it was.
You might feel you don’t have the luxury to examine your WHY, but you do.
And you owe it to yourself.
I firmly believe life is too short to spend it doing something that doesn’t feed my soul. Even if I slip up and don’t always practice what I preach, it’s what I believe.
There’s always a choice. Often not an easy choice, at least at first, but there’s always a choice that will make you happy and fulfill you.
It all starts with your WHY.
WHY do you want what you want?
Is your WHY so important that it’s worth it to you to work hard, to lose sleep so you can work on your dream, and make sacrifices in the short term to have your dream life in the long term?
If not then don’t waste your time.
If your WHY is something, you want to bad you it’s all you can think about, then pursue it.
If you’re not sure what your WHY is then you owe it to yourself to find out. Write down your goals and write down your WHY for those goals. Make sure it’s meaningful and powerful and moves you to your ultimate dream.
Start today toward the life you want.
What’s YOUR WHY?