A why is usually much more than one word, or a feeling. It’s your reasoning for getting up every morning, your attitude, your motivation, it’s your purpose. This is about you connecting to a cause that’s bigger than you are, but which is also congruent with who you are what you care about.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive, then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Howard Thurmon
Ask Yourself: What’s your why?
Stories From The Box:
“My 8 year old daughter is a lot of my why. I want to set a good example for her and show her that physical activity is an important part of our lifestyle.” – Sarah Meckel
“So that I can keep living and so that others may live (firefighting/EMS).” – Mike Hamlett
“For me its everything. I just have to.”- Avis Kirkland
“My why, where do I start…it keeps me on track and focused on being healthy and feeling stronger than I have ever felt in my life, I’m active and able to keep up with my boys(why are non stop)……” – Amy Schmidt
“My “why” is myself, CrossFit has impacted my life completely.” – Mariana Mendez”
“My journey has been my motivation. After being physically and mentally challenged I thank God everyday that I am able to walk and do the things I do.” – Karen Dudley
Listed are few questions/tips to help you find your why:
- What supercharges you?
- What wakes you up every morning?
- What is something you do often? and do it well?
- What brings a smile to your face?
- Ask yourself what problems you really enjoy solving, and what problems you feel passionate about trying to solve. You’ll then be more successful at focusing on your natural strengths and those things you’re innately good at than trying to bolster or eliminate your weaknesses.
- Ultimately, living with purpose means focusing on things that matter most. Ironically, the things that matter most are rarely “things.”
- Your why will be more than a “thing”, dig deeper.
- When you start to follow one of your passions instantly you will feel happier. Your “why” becomes clearer
Find your why & live why we can.
I appreciate those who took the time to provide me with some feedback and insight on your why 🙂