Why are you doing what you are doing?
I know you hear that a lot from self-help books, from thought leaders online and here on Facebook.
What I would like to do is take that question down a little different direction and see where it goes.
First, let me give you the backstory to this post: There isn’t one.
I just got up, showered and felt inspired to sit down with my morning coffee and ask myself this question.
For so many years of my life, I thought I was doing what I was “supposed” to be doing. By that, I mean what my family, friends and society thought I should be doing.
Graduated High School: ✔
Joined The Army: ✔
Went to College: ✔
Graduated from College: ✔
Got a job: ✔
Quit a job: ✔
Started a business: ✔
Made money in a business: ✔
Failed in a business: ✔
Started another business: ✔
You know the story…
I’m 34 years old and starting over and some would say that is a bad thing.
I, on the other hand, feel that it is a very good thing.
I’ve learned, I cried, I laughed, I smiled, I’ve experienced LIFE.
All the ups, the downs, the hurt, and the happiness.
I’m 34 years young and have the whole world at my fingertips to do with what I choose.
And there in lies the conundrum… What I CHOOSE.
I can choose to go back into a JOB where stability and a steady paycheck will be provided.
Or I can choose to start a business again…
I choose the latter.
Will I stumble? Probably…
Will I learn? Most definitely!
I choose to build my life by my own rules and standards and choose to surround myself with the supporting cast that I feel will best support me in my decision to move forward and become the best version of myself.
I really don’t give a damn what my friends and family “think” I should be doing, let alone what society does.
We are each put on this earth for a specific purpose and that is up to each one of us to determine what that is.
Once we find what our purpose is, we can choose to embrace it and run with it, or cower and hide.
Either way, it will be there supporting us in our effort and path to better ourselves, and in turn, better humanity.
Or it will be there patiently waiting for us to pull our head out of our ass and “see the light”.
I will end with this:
If you don’t know why are you doing what you are doing, ask yourself that question.
“Why am I doing what I’m doing?”
You might be surprised by the answer…