Have you ever thought about your why in life? Have you ever wondered what your purpose was? Do you still ask yourself these questions? I do.. I ask myself frequently, what my purpose is, what my why is. For some people, this is easy. They do things to provide for their family. Maybe they want to leave a legacy for their kids, grand kids, and great grand kids. Elon Musk on the other hand, wants to make the world a better, more sustainable planet (along with a lot of other stuff). Some people want power and control and some people just want to be happy.
Whatever their purpose or why is, it drives their actions. The things they are doing can be directly related to their cause. Others, just float through life without a purpose. This can be a dangerous game however. These are the people who are just going with the flow. They do not seem to do anything besides go to work, and relax in the afternoon. They don’t even know why they do the things they do, besides “it is what they are supposed to do.” This type of living almost seems miserable to me. Just going through the motions of life without reason.
We only get one life on this planet. I have talked about time in another blog and I broke down the amount of time we have on this earth. Despite having minimal time, people still just go through the motions, not paying attention to the fact, we have limited time. This is what I wanted to address, defining your why (in my case, I am currently using a vision and vision board for this). I think it is a great idea to do, to make the most out of your life.
I have done a lot of digging deep to find out a vision for myself. The perk of said vision is this… When I am doing a task, job, activity, thinking of a different business endeavor, etc. I can ask myself, does it align with my purpose? If it does, then I should consider doing said thing. If it does not, then I know it is not worth my time. It is an easy, quick way of discerning what is worth my time and what is not.
As I progress in life and as you progress in life, our why will most likely adapt and change. As it happens, we can pivot and realign with our new purpose. I like to think of it as our compass, guiding us in the direction we need to go.
I encourage you to find your own compass and start heading in the right direction.
Your life Tutor