Yorkshire. Day 32. And counting. I know this number as I record it each morning when I write my “pages”. Early on I decided to keep note until I reached 90 days or maybe 100 days. In the spirit of those that speak of the first 90 days in any new endeavour. A marker.
Today was significant. The Why Question arose, for the first time. In a manner that saw me flooded with doubts and overwhelm. Somewhere between another period of scouring the online real estate ads and finding out that another possible property had been “signed over the weekend”, a wave of nausea and fear.
Why am I here? In rapid reply a stream of doubts. What have I done? Then yearning for a safe harbour. Figurative and literal!
It was like a fork in the road. One way clearly leading to misery and self-pity. The other, a real question. A curiosity. And in answering it, renewed sense of purpose.
The Why Question is an important one in our lives. Whether in our personal or business life. Yet too often we hear it – in our heads or out loud – as an exclaim, a form of curse or defeat.
Why am I here? Why did I choose this? Why am I in this job? Why am I doing this? Why am I still doing this...?
Approached differently, the Why Question holds a key to truth in our lives. It helps us connect with purpose and meaning. It flushes out whether we are aligned or losing our way. It recharges and revitalises any endeavour. Cutting through to what really matters.
It also begs an answer. Sometimes we’ve skipped a step and not established why. We begin, or continue, without examining why.
Today, sitting with my coloured pens and big sheets of paper, I answered the Why Question and remembered a bigger calling. The fear dissolved and in its place clarity and purpose.
Let’s remember the question comes forth as a genuine call. To be answered in full, from the heart.
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