What’s Your Why?
Have you ever had one of those moments in life that seemed so perfect and you were so happy that you wished the same feeling for everyone else around you? I have had a few of those moments in the last few years, like receiving a standing ovation after my first speech at Toastmasters, getting work after almost four years of unemployment, walking into a car show room and buying my first very-own brand new car and having wonderful times with my daughters because somehow the relationships had changed from strained to something new.
The external realities of my life changed because I changed. It wasn’t always an easy thing, sometimes I wondered if it would be easier to settle back into the comfortable routine of being unaware, unambitious, accept what many would say was real, just the way things are, blaming others -especially politicians – for why my life sometimes sucked. The memory of the perfect moments kept me wanting more, to have those feelings on a more regular basis, to not only improve my own life but the lives of others. I had experienced the fact that changing your mind could change your life, and I wanted to share that with as many people as I possibly could.
Why do I want to do that? Many of us have experienced growing up with beliefs about who we are and what is possible that help to keep us with in the norms of society. The people around us like that, it helps keep others in their comfort zones, if you follow their lead, or their path you won’t deviate more than 5% from what they have achieved or are doing, and therefore they can feel ok about themselves, that you are doing ok, they are doing ok. You may be feeling frustrated sometimes wondering if this was all that life was about, get up, go to work, come home do household stuff, go to bed, get up next day, same old – same old, day in day out with the odd spark of something different on weekends or holidays. For some people this is all they want from life, it keeps them safe, they are happy in the certainty of the routine, the belonging to society in a way that is acceptable and normal. For others it is a life of quiet desperation. They want more, they are just not sure how to be, have or do more. They are me 7 years ago. They are the ones I want to share with. They are my reason why I get up each day to work on my business, why I write blog posts and why I keep going. I want to change their world, one thought at a time.
What is your why for doing what you do?
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