I recently have been reading a lot of self-improvement and business books, okay maybe not reading but listening to audible books. I am a very busy guy. A lot of these books ask questions like what gets you out of bed in the morning? What motivates you? What is your purpose? What is your why?
So I started to think what is my mission what gets me out of bed every morning. According to these books, I needed to have a mission. I needed to have a why. I kept coming up with different things that all sounded like generic crap. I would find out someone else’s why and think that is good I will use that. I am a person who can be a perfectionist at times the fact that I did not know my why was stressing me out and making me anxious. Was it possible that I have no why? If I have no why then why am I doing what I am doing.
One day it came to me. I was at work early with no one there, and I just felt at peace. I then realized what my why is. My why is being at peace with myself. I know that it may sound hokey, but it is my why. I need peace of mind to be the best version of myself (another term from those books). I can’t live in the moment if I have a cluttered troubled mind. I am happier and more content when I am at peace which enables me to be a better husband, father, and friend. Being present in the now with no worries is the best feeling I can have. I think people get caught up chasing material things and working jobs they hate or working to please people they dislike. Stop doing it. Life is too short. I'm getting better at achieving that peace now that I know it is my why. What is your why?
Now I have to work my personal why into my firm's why.