What is your “why”? Why do you do the things you do? What drives you?
I’ve been giving this topic some thought today. Thinking back on my adult life and realizing that my “why” has changed several times.
I used to have this desire to be a famous life coach, author and speaker like Louise Hay. Why? Because then people would recognize my value. Because then people would see my worth. I would finally receive the validation I needed to feel good enough.
Phooney-ness! But that was my reality.
Thinking about my why, my purpose, today I see that it comes from a deeper place within me.
Why do I blog, coach and promote Akea Life?
Because it fufills a deeper commitment and a deeper sense of what I am here to give. I want to live on a healthy planet and leave a healthy planet for future generations. I want people to get that being happy is the most important thing.
I want people to get that pursuing their passion is much more fulfilling in the long run than pursuing the steady, corporate paycheck. (I am not saying all corporations are bad, but look around.) I want people to awaken to their own inner power. I want people to treat themselves with respect and love by choosing nourishing thoughts, foods and beverages.
Why do I live in less than 100o square feet? Because I believe my time is more valuable than having to take care of a big place and the stuff in it. Because I want to lessen my impact on planet Earth. Because I feel free with fewer possessions.
Why do we live below our means? Because for us we are able to rest easier. We are able to experience more with our money versus having more stuff. We are able to invest for our future.
Thanks for reading about my why.
My why is not as important as your why though. Of course, my why is important — to me — but for you your why should be what’s causing you to do the things you do. Your why should inspire you to take action. Your why should drive you forward.
Give it some thought. Tell me your why! I’d love to hear it! Comment below! -joanne