- The takeaway from this week’s episode is … follow your “why” and you will never go wrong.
- Here’s what this will do for you … you will be able to identify any area of your life that does not align with your “why.”
- Here’s what I want you to do with it … stay on the path to your “why,” invest 15 minutes daily and have an honest conversation with yourself.
Why do you do what you do? The next time you get the urge to ask someone what they do – ask them why instead.
The “what” doesn’t matter, but the “why” does. Asking them “why” is who they are at the soul level. You may find many people who, when you ask them, “why do you do what you do,” will say it’s because they need to make money.
Even if people do what they do well, it doesn’t mean they should be doing it.
For example, a person who decided to become a doctor because his/her father and grandfather were doctors and all their brothers and sisters are doctors doesn’t mean they will want to be one. If they didn’t want to be a physician, maybe they wanted to be an artist.
Are they going to compromise by doing what’s expected of them or will they do what matters to them by following their passions? Even if they are a good doctor, without passion and having a sense of purpose for what they do, they will never be a great doctor.
Making money becomes the primary motivation for their life and it doesn’t matter what they do to get it. It’s difficult to trust, respect, or admire these types of people.
People can’t relate to or even appreciate what you do until they know why you do it. “The Why” comes from your soul – it’s the driving force that brought you here into this lifetime. It’s your purpose and mission in life and carries deep meaning for you. So, if you do not honor your “why” you will lead a life of regrets– deep ones.
CALL TO ACTION:
The next time you meet someone, don’t ask them what they do, ask them “why they do what they do?”
You meet more and more people who say they are unhappy in their jobs, their relationships, and how their lives have turned out. Reply by asking them something they didn’t expect, ask them why this happened?
Ask yourself before you do anything, “why am I doing it?” Am I doing it for others or just for myself?” “Am I living my purpose, or am I just running in place?”
HOW IT WORKS: So, if why you do something is more important than what you do, why are people always so concerned with “what” it is that you do? It could be that they just associate a dollar amount to everything that they do. A fulfilling future does not come from what you acquire because of what you do, it is who you become from why you did it. So, ask yourself, why do you do what you do? Are you becoming a person you will respect and enjoy being? ~ Linda Deir