What is your why? That sounds like a pretty simple question. The answer should readily roll off the tongue. For a lot of people, it doesn’t. The reality is that for a lot of individuals out there, the answer to that question is convoluted by uncertainty and a gamut of other thoughts and feelings. For those who don’t know what I mean by “what is your why?”, I implore you to keep reading. I’m about to explain everything.
For as long as I can remember, my parents would always toss around the question. They still do. What is your why? Like some of you who may be reading this, I never really understood what they meant at first. I do now though. What is your why? What is the reason you do what you do? What are you trying to achieve or accomplish? What is your drive? What is your motivation or inspiration? What I understand now that I didn’t at the time was this, they were trying to get me to think big picture. I had to dig into the depths of my psyche, commune with God even, to really understand what my motivations were for pursuing certain passions.
So, what is your why? Why do I ask? When you truly know and understand your
reasoning, it becomes that much easier to re-center and refocus. There will be days where you will feel unmotivated. You will be tired. You may even just be downright lazy. It is on those days and in those moments of doubt, insecurity, and humanity that you must remember your why. So, save it in your phone. Write it down in a journal or diary. Place sticky notes all over your office or house. In those quiet moments of struggle, return to those notes, those reminders of why you went into catering, music, or whatever industry you are pursuing your passion in.
What is your why? Is it fame or fortune? Do you want to be able to help the community? Take some time, every day if you need to, and think about why you do what you do. Once you know, once you truly know, then every day becomes a reminder. Every day is one more step towards turning that why into a reality.