My wife and I just returned from a trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Every time we go there, we are reminded of the beauty of God’s creation and the passionate pursuit of a clearly defined purpose that brought our nation into existence.
The passengers on the Mayflower understood their “why” and let it determine their “what.” They faced and overcame obstacles that would have defeated less determined people. The choices they made were rooted in their predetermined purpose.
What would happen today if you and I approached our lives with a similar determination? How would our whys affect our choices?
I meet a lot of people who have a basic understanding of their whys but lack the determination and motivation to do anything about it. They are waiting for life to happen, and many have been waiting for years!
Here are three things you can do to turn your why into a what.
- Clearly define your why. If you haven’t worked through Live Your Why, you might want to get a copy and take a weekend to discover your why. This book will help you take a look at your life from a different perspective and give you some questions to consider.
- Create a plan. A plan is simply a guideline for moving from one place in life to another. Plans provide a way to measure progress. Without a plan, it’s easy to do nothing. With a plan, you’ll be reminded of the next step in the pursuit of your goal.
- Cultivate your niche. Your life is unique so don’t try to copy others. Let your creativity come through in your daily life. Venture off the worn out path that had gotten you to where you are. Don’t get stuck in a rut!
When we let our whys affect our whats, we will make the difference we were created to make. Otherwise, we become worker bees passing the time away waiting for life to end. That’s not how I want to live. I don’t think you want to live that way, either! Think about it.