Start With Your WHY

Meaning matters. Don't skip past it.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

Looking for happiness?

Start with your WHY... your meaning in life. Don’t make the mistake of skipping ahead, or you’ll end up right back where you started: unfulfilled, unhappy and unmotivated.

Meaning matters. It is the driving force of human existence. It is...

  • What makes life worth living

  • What gets you out of bed every morning

  • What carries you through pain and suffering

According to Victor Frankl, “life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” Your greatest act is the discovery of meaning from one season of life to the next.

Where do you begin?

Reflect back on your life so far. Consider these questions:

  • What were you doing when you lost track of time?

  • What do you do or dream of doing for the pure joy of it?

  • When people come to you for help, what do they ask for?

  • What would you create if money and responsibility were of no concern?

This exercise is merely a starting point. Spend as little time thinking as possible. Start DOing and looking for moments of flow. Sample what life has to offer, and don’t stop until your heart stirs.

The process of seeking out your WHY will change you in fundamental ways, and that is entirely the point. Stop drifting aimlessly on life’s current. Take control of the rudder and steer to far off shores.

Hear the wisdom of Myrna Loy: “Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.”

What will you be?
What will you become?

Only you can discover the answer.


🤔 Food for Thought:

Have you ever thought about your WHY being unique to you?

Have you found your WHY yet?

If not, what is holding you back?


⚙️ One Small Step:

Run through the reflection questions. What did you come up with? Pick a starting point from the answers and start DOing.