Two Ways To Find Your ‘Why’
It is your responsibility to discover your “why.” Once discovered, center your life on it and allow it to flood meaning into your life goals and daily activities, and become an everyday source of integrity and pride. Your purpose should be rooted in love, not fear; aligned with your fundamentals, your passions and desires; something that moves you emotionally and not just mentally; energizing and nourishing; and inspiring and worth building a life around.
Here are two ways to help you find your “why”:
1. You’ll find it inside. You already know the answer. Just step back and look inward, and then trust your gut. Let go of self-interest and control, and reflect with honesty on your values, your beliefs and the things that matter most to you. Ask yourself if your life serves something of value in itself and not just what you think you can get from it. If you can direct your energies in the service of creating a greater good, it will return to you. Allow yourself to have moments of awe that put you into the moment. Watch the leaves change color and drift to the ground. Stare at the fire, smell the smoke and hear the pops and crackles (Hopefully around a campfire or fire pit). Get up and watch the sunrise to see how the colors of the world change and hear the birds greet the new day. And then, listen—to yourself. The answer is inside of you.
Be for the sake of being. Love for the sake of loving. Give for the sake of giving. Trust the world to give it back to you. It always does. It’s the law—the law of the universe. Pursue your purpose with a sense of service to it. When you keep your self-interest at bay, you’re able to find your true purpose.