Why starting with your why is the best way to set the foundation for the purpose your set out for yourself.
I think some basic questions need to be asked. Not because they’re basic but because they ask the question why. Why start with your why? It is the driving force behind everything that you do. Are you wanting to become financially free? Travel the world? The why digs deeper into your desires and your conscious mind helping you to chase after your purpose.
What excites you? What makes you want to get up in the morning. What is it that you keep thinking about before you go to bed that keeps you up for hours. What has you up thinking about in the middle of the night?
I think a great article on questions to ask is here. The writer focuses on the 5 questions you must ask to find
Why are you here? Probably the most asked question of all. When I hear that question I think about people who are sad and can’t see to figure out their mission in life. I think having a mission,
What is the purpose of chasing after a specific goal? I think for me this one rings home a bit. Let me tell you about my situation. I had some time to explore what I wanted to do. I decided to look at my own family and what they did. I came from a long line of proud nurses, so i decided after about 10 years of living in poverty that I would go to school to make something of myself. In my mind I had a goal.
I wanted to work in a hospital working on a psychiatric floor and then transition into working in surgical. I got my first job as a nurse working in the community. The job was easy and I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t my goal.
I was crushed, thoughts swirling through my head. When it hit me, I was never going to become rich working that job. The amount of money that I would have put up in RRSP’s or 401k was never going to be enough. My vision for my future was transitioning and I had to figure out how I was going to support myself, my family and create wealth.
What will happen when you retire? There is a great movement happening here locally. They call it the FIRE movement which stands for financial independence retire early. To
Are you financially secure? Is your job stable? Do you feel like you going to be okay retiring and living off your income for the next 20-40 years of your remaining life?
What motivates you? I have always felt like I should be doing the traveling and passion projects now. YOLO. why should I wait till I’m old to be doing what I love to do? I know we must be reasonable and live within our means however, I think we have to expand our minds to find ways of doing things we want to do now instead of staying where we are. What is it that is holding you back?
What do you want people to say about you? Some people don’t care what people think of them and that’s great. For me it has been a battle of always wanting to please other people. Just recently I’ve started not putting weight on what other people say. What has happened in consequence is that my anxiety levels that I used to deal with all the time have diminished greatly.
To conclude. I think you need to deep dive into what you want. Where you’ve come from and where you want to go. You need to ask yourself probing questions that deliver for you the answers that are already within.
- Why start with your why?
- What excites you?
- Why are you here?
- What is the purpose of chasing after a specific goal?
- What will happen when you retire?
- Are you financially secure?
- What motivates you?
- What do you want people to say about you?
Although these are not all the questions you might ask yourself. I think it provides a good base to discover your purpose and driving force behind your reason why.
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