Have you ever heard the saying if you want to change things up and follow you dream you must come up with a big enough why?
I had to ask, What exactly does that really mean?
I tried early on my quest for My Everyday Freedom to make the WHY List.
You might know some of them;
To pay all my debt, quit my job,
To just stay at home,
To take 6 months vacations,
To goof off,
To help others and I will not bore you with any more.
But I kept changing my list – – – Why?
Because obviously the whys just are not BIG enough.
How do I know that you might ask?
Well – I know that because even when I am sitting in front of my computer staring at my latest list of reasons WHY I want to achieve My Everyday Freedom I end up checking my email, surfing the web, taking a nap, watching T.V., looking at funny videos and doing everything and anything except the things I need to do to get myself even starting on the path to My Everyday Freedom.
Look there are tons of programs and plans that can make money. I have written about that in other articles, and if you don’t know WHAT it is you are going to do; then chances are you aint going to figure out WHY you want to do it.
I do not know what it is that will motivate you enough to have the drive, energy, discipline and determination to get it done.
Heck, I don’t know exactly what my why is yet either. YET! But I will!
How is that for being real with you?
I do know it has to be something BIG ENOUGH that I just Have To Get It Done! – NO MATTER WHAT!
The example I came up with while thinking about this article is working on my car when it needs fixing.
Let me explain – Right now I still have a regular JOB and I need my car to get there so I can work then get a check so I can pay my bills and eat and such.
So when my car breaks down like it did a few months ago with a bad starter, I got out there in the rain and replaced the starter. I just did it. Needing my car was a big enough why to fix it – no matter what.
It took two days cause I have to get to parts place get the right part an some other hassles, but the delays weren’t because I thought I needed a nap first or maybe I would get around to it after my TV show or after I check my email for more spammy offers and shiny objects to waste my money on.
NO, I needed – – – I Wanted my car running again and I made it my top priority to get it fixed and running again ASAP!
So the point I am trying to make is: Sit down and think about the thing you desire to do more than anything else.
Then come up with a Big enough reason WHY so that it becomes Your:
HAVE TO DO THIS AT ALL COST RIGHT NOW!
thing in your life.
Okay that said I am going take my own advice and Go sit down and think awhile own my WHY again.
(Below came a few days later)
I had a revelation today – I won’t get all religious on you but I was listening to a Sermon and the preacher was talking about our individual callings. I believe God has made us each special and individual all with specifics gifts and a purpose.
Most people stumble through life miserable because they are not walking in their calling.
How do I know? – Because I have been miserable most of my adult life and was never sure why even when things were going well for me.
Here is the biggest thing I learned from the preacher today:
If we human beings just work for money or the things we can get and not in our calling, most of us will feel empty.
For me I remember choosing the field I am still in right now, specifically because I figured I could make good money – and Honestly I have made good and although I am grateful – I still hate my job because while it is better – it is not BEST!
Here is the task set before us to Succeed in life and be truly Happy!
Once we have figured out the What and the Why
the HOW is the easiest Part of all.