Yesterday, I was reading a blog post and the topic was:
‘How to leave your day job and start doing what you really want’.
Everyone seems to be asking this question, at least in my circles.
The post began something like this:
Why do you get out of bed in the morning and why should anyone care?
I can’t help but feel a little slap at the last part of the sentence 🙂
But as some of our commentors so eloquently stated in Mondays’ post about transportation woes, i.e. people aren’t usually considering your thoughts or experience.
Beginning with the above stated assumption re: your personal happiness.
Let’s also include: Maybe they care if there is some benefit to be gained for caring.
Now ask yourself:
Why is that information relevant for defining my Happiness or the WHY factor in my life?
That was a little convoluted but if your still here, thank you!
First, Why do YOU get out of bed in the morning?
I get out of bed because…
-My eyes opened. I figure I’m still breathing, might as well give the day a shot!
That is only partly true.
-I have job?
-I suppose a friend might want to hear from me?
-The bills are coming, regardless?
-I might get hungry?
None of those reasons are profound in any way.
I found it surprisingly difficult to think of really good reasons to answer this question.
Although I’ve muddled through most of this post, I think that experience of discovering the WHY, is the point. It’s hard work and it might not come very easy. As I’m typing I’m still discovering.
Your WHY, has to be compelling enough for you to believe and act on it. Your belief and WHY, will get the it done.
Why do you get out of bed in the morning?
Why should anyone care ?
And strike the last, point.
It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks. Your ‘WHY‘, has to be enough for you, and then you will get it done.
Alright, that’s it!