Why do you do anything?

What is the “why” behind your massive to-do list?

(You have one, because so do I!)

Lately, I have been obsessed with why. It’s easy to say yes or no to something, or fly down rabbit holes. We get excited at the prospect initially, but after getting bogged down with details or getting distracted by everything else, we can lose our why. The why is what attracted us in the first place, so it’s vital to our own personal success and fulfillment.

Have you forgotten why you blog? Why you started your own business? Why you do anything? In this vlog, I share examples of what happens when you forget your why and how to think about moving past it by @faithfulsocial

Today, I share a vlog about an instance where I asked someone why they chose to do something and they couldn’t remember. Here are my thoughts on that.

I’m all for finishing what you started, but I am more about paying attention to what makes sense. Listen to your gut. If you don’t know how, get quiet and listen. I’m reading a book called ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. I underline, and star so many great tips, like this one, which totally relates to what we’re talking about:

Ever find yourself working on something without knowing exactly why? Someone just told you to do it. It’s pretty common, actually. That’s why it’s important to ask why you’re working on _____. What is this for? Who benefits? What’s the motivation behind it? Knowing the answers to these questions will help you better understand the work itself.

So tell me, what are you working on? Why are you doing it? What’s the motivation? If you can’t answer those questions anymore, consider taking a personal inventory and remembering your why, or maybe rethinking your strategy. If it’s the latter, I pinky promise it will be ok. I do it all the time. 

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Have you forgotten why you blog? Why you started your own business? Why you do anything? In this vlog, I share examples of what happens when you forget your why and how to think about moving past it by @faithfulsocial

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