What’s your “why”? Are you solid on your reason for getting up in the morning, your purpose behind doing what it is that you do?
During most of 2016, it seemed that my “why” had disappeared. My health problems seemed to get worse by the day and all of our goals felt unattainable. My reasons, my purpose, weren’t holding up and I needed to reassess. It’s important to do this because your “why” is very powerful. It goes beyond the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing something worthwhile.
You’ll Feel Less Stressed
How much mental energy and worry do you spend trying to figure out what you should or could be doing each day? When your “why” is clear in your mind, you don’t have to worry about that any longer and you should certainly feel less stressed.
But there’s more to it than that.
When we aren’t following our passion and life purpose, we are rarely happy with what we’re doing and with that comes even more stress. It’s no wonder that you’ll feel calmer and more relaxed about what you do and life in general when you know where you’re going … and that comes from knowing why you’re doing it.
You’ll Get More Done
Time flies when you’re having fun and it slows down to a crawl when you aren’t. Along the same lines you get a lot more productive and get through your workload in a lot less
time when you have a purpose and are passionate about what you’re doing.
I’m sure you’ve noticed this in your daily life. When you’re working on something you enjoy or something that’s important to you, the work almost seems to do itself. You don’t even notice how long or how hard you’ve been at it.
You’ll Do A Better Job
Not only do you get things done faster, you do everything you can to learn more and get better at what you love to do. As a result you do a much better job. Now that’s a great reason to find your why and follow your life purpose.
We all know how this works – if you hate what you’re doing, you’re going to give it less than your all. You might resent the work or the people you work with.
You’ll Feel Better About Yourself
There’s nothing better to lift your mood and boost your self-esteem than doing some good. Don’t be surprised to notice quite a bit of this once you figure out what your purpose in life is and then do what you’re meant to be doing, helping those in need.
You’ll Be Happier
All of this leads to one all-important end result. You’ll be happier. You’ll be more fulfilled with what you do and live a more content life. And isn’t that something we’re all striving towards. Who knew the secret to lifelong happiness was to find your “why”.