what is your 'why'?

How often do you ask yourself ‘why’ before doing things? I bet it’s been awhile. Sometimes — as humans —we act without clear intent. We do without thinking. We get caught up in a routine or get ourselves into situations and later stop to think, ‘how did I get here?’ When we act too long without intent, and when that sometimes turns into always, we lose sight of a lot of things. What we want, what we like, how we want to feel, who we want to surround ourselves with, who we want to be, etc. Sometimes, we need to act or speak or feel or love without thinking about it too much. Sometimes, getting ourselves into things or acting without thinking is good for us — leaving us with how our impulse decisions make us feel, and leading us to our ‘why.’ Sometimes, aimless doing forms solid values and needs. However, always taking the ‘why’ out of doing and thinking will always leave us feeling aimless. We’ll always feel a little lost. We’ll always feel unmotivated. We’ll always feel dissatisfied, or unhappy, or unfulfilled.

Throughout life, we’re going to lose sight of the ‘why’ behind our doing, we’re sometimes going to act without thinking— that’s just a part of being human. But we must always get back in touch with ourselves and our ‘why.’ The next time you show up for a workout class you have mixed feelings about, or you buy yourself a cup of coffee, or you continue to hangout with someone who doesn’t always make you happy, or make any decision, whether it’s minuscule or life-altering, ask yourself, “why am I doing this?” If the answer comes from a broken place, a negative mindset, influence from external forces that you don’t truly align with or that doesn’t make you happy, or is confusing — maybe rethink what you’re doing. At the end of the day, the only person who can authentically look out for yourself is you. We all owe it to ourselves to take care of us, be true to us, and act or do with OUR best interest — and our ‘why’ — at heart. I encourage you all to get back in touch with your ‘why’ and continuously ask yourselves your intent or thought behind your doin — because like us, it’s always changing.