Ever find that when you organize you sometimes find the thing you’ve always been looking for, or the thing you needed to see again, or $5? $5 is awesome and it happens from time to time in jackets or pants pockets. However, recently, I found myself organizing papers and came across something I needed to see again.
It was a business card given to me at Alt Summit by Karen Walrond. It is square, with an image of a sparkler on it and in faint white letters on the bottom it says “know your why.” She spoke at Alt Summit and these cards were on all the tables in the room. I took one for keepsakes purposes but filed it away with the other pamphlets when I got home. But now it has taken a central position at my desk. I find myself taking a break to just stare at it and think about my why. Why am I writing? Why am I podcasting? Why am I reading? Why am I working from home? Why (fill in the blank)?
Asking someone why is one of my favorite questions. The why behind someone’s actions gets deep into who they are as an individual, and I find people fascinating. With my writing I’ve tried to push myself to really examine my why. Why do I want to write? Why should I tell this story? Why me over anyone else?
I don’t have all the answers to these questions and I may never will. But trying to answer these why’s are leading me down a crazy adventure, and I’m loving every part of it.
What is your why? Do you know? Spend time this week trying to figure it out!