A lot of people don’t go as hard on things or half-ass things because they don’t have a why. Your why is the reason you do a certain thing or act a certain way.
For example, the reason I go so hard on everything I do because I know I have others looking up to me. I want to make a better life for myself and my family.
Your Why provides you with clarity, meaning and direction. It is a filter through which you can make decisions, every day, to bring your cause to life. A Why Statement is one sentence that captures your unique contribution and impact. The contribution is the real actionable part of your Why. The impact is the condition you wish to leave the people and world around you. Together, these two components provide fulfillment for you and those you serve.
Just because you grow up in a rough situation, bad neighborhood, or etc, that doesn’t mean that you have to make it your permanent address.
Just like Ben Carson said, ” it is not where we come from that matter but where we are going that counts! By using our talents, by being honest, and by taking advantage of our Insights, we can give our best to whatever area of life we want to invest ourselves in”
4 questions you can ask yourself to help find your why is:
1. What makes you come alive?
2. What are your innate strengths?
3. Where do you add the greatest value?
4. How will you measure your life?