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What is your why?

It’s hard to do a job when you don’t know why you’re doing it, or why you should care.

So figure out your why.

Why do I paint portraits? Because I like to tell other people’s stories.

Why do I write on this blog? So that people can see that they are not alone. Maybe I can put something in a way that will help someone understand what is going on. Maybe I can inspire someone do do something they’ve always wanted to do.

Why do I read? Because I sincerely love to learn. I honestly think that if you are not learning, you are not living, so what is the point?

Your why doesn’t have to be all that deep. If you are a cashier your why can be to help brighten the day of those who go through your line.

Or it could be the deepest thing. Your why could be the reason you live. But make sure that everything you do has a “why” behind it.


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You need to know the why.

I have been listening to a lot of leadership podcasts lately. I just listened to a fantastic one about goal setting. Goals have to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. But there is also one other aspect that is very important, the why. I need to work on some of the SMART aspects, specifically putting the MART into my goals, but first I came up with the why for all of the goals I posted at the end of last year. Since this coming week is Spring Break up here, I will work on getting the goals more SMART. Here is the why behind each of my goals:

Become a good leader: So that I can help bring out the best in people.

Holistic Practitioner: So I can help people take control of their health naturally.

Artist: To help people tell their story, and as an expression for myself.

Lifetouch: To help promote the positive growth of the youth in my community.

Become Debt Free: So I can pursue my passions without money worries.

Become a Priestess in my tradition: So I can help people on their spiritual path. So I can be a light shining in the dark. So that I can become a warrior against chaos.

10,000 steps a day (this is the only goal that meets all SMART requirements): To keep up my energy and keep physically fit. It is also a way for me to be a role model to those I help.

Study Anatomy: See Holistic practitioner for the underlying reason. This is to help prepare me to become a holistic practitioner.

Spend more time/communicate more with Jason: So we can grow together instead of apart.

Keep a clean house: This one is purely selfish, this is for me. I feel so much better in a clean environment and am much more productive.

Weekly visits with friends: So I can have meaningful relationships.

This will help me in my foundation of goals this year. The next step for me is to hone in on these and make sure they are SMART.

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