Why do what you do?

Life is full of surprises. Some good. Some bad. Some weird. Some unnatural. Yet, we always seek for an explanation. If we know the reason why something happens, we tend to accept the circumstances and move on. Knowing why creates a sense of understanding.

In essence, we should know why we want to do what we do.

Dear reader,

Why are you a writer? Why are you taking a degree in liberal studies? Why are you working full-time in your job? Why are you an entrepreneur?

If you are satisfied with the answer, then you are in the right track. If not, re-evaluate yourself. Change your path if necessary.

Understanding why you are taking yourself into the course you are going will help you understand if your endeavor will last. In the difficult times, you can push through tough times, find creative ways to solve complex problems and enjoy all steps of the process. You do not rush yourself to reach the end result because you feel that this is where you’re meant to be. When you feel like giving up, you know that this is only temporary. You feel as if today’s experience will not be like tomorrow. Failure is only a bump in the road and not the end of the project.

As an example, if you aspire to become a (insert job title here) because you have a passion for the work and you truly enjoy doing it everyday, that why will last longer than someone who becomes a(n) (insert job title here) for the money. Your passion and desire is the fuel. You may ask that if I choose my passion, I will end up broke. That is a topic for another day.

In the end, if you ask yourself “why” in all your endeavors and situations you understand yourself on a deeper level. You realize things you never did, but it takes time and patience. At first, you may deny it as I did. Nevertheless, if you keep at it, you will grow in ways that you never thought of.

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