“Why” is the driving force that leads our actions.
Thinking about most of my failures, I realized the reasons weren’t about what I should have done. I knew everything about the steps. What made me fail was a weak inner motivation.
Having a strong why helps overcome anything: clarify goals, set priorities, push through setbacks.
I did it successfully with my body, for example.
I’ve always been skinny since I was a kid. One day I bottomed down with my bad feelings, so I promised myself I would never be like this again in my life.
I ignited a change.
It happened almost two years ago, and I crushed my goals since then. I can still feel the passion burning hard 🔥 inside me.
So why I do what I do?
The question reminds me of Simon Sinek’s TED talk’s incipit, “Start with Why.”
Talking about my writing commitment, I sucked at creating content until now. I’ve never written before, and I felt limited.
By writing, I force myself to reflect more and publicly share my thoughts, leading to becoming a better person. I can experiment and stop overthink ideas. I also hope to be of help to someone.
But while these are benefits, I write because I want to shape my future.
To my future self, find your why.