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What is your why?

First of all I must apologize for not posting in a while. I’m a big believer that quality trumps quantity. With that being said, that’s why I haven’t posted. I only want to post what helps my readers. You deserve my BEST, and that’s what you’re going to get. Now, let’s get to it!

I often see people around my community who have a look in their eyes of regret and disdain. Clearly, they are unhappy. It’s common to hear them say, “Work is killing me”, or “I hate my job”. It leads one to ask, why did you choose that job? Then it occurred to me. Maybe, they have chosen a path based on the wrong idea and principles. Then you discover that these people often have a hard time waking up, making deadlines, and enjoying what they do. There’s a reason for this. They never discovered their WHY. When you have no direction, you will go nowhere.

You have to delve deep to discover what makes you happy. It may come to you in the form of a dream or just merely in coincidence. It is important that you stay open to new things and step into situations that may be intimidating. We can never change or grow if we stay in the same place forever. Life is about handling changes and breaking through to the other side of fear. There’s so many gratifying things on the OTHER SIDE of your fears.

Once you’ve found your why, you finally have direction!! From there you just have to step into who you want to become. I work in a CrossFit gym for a living, and when I first got into weightlifting I remember reading about Arnold Schwarzenegger. In every speech I’ve heard him give, he always mentions that he had a vision. He knew his why! After he visualized his dream, he did everything necessary to achieve it. It’s that simple.

Our society pushes us to get jobs and work to retirement no matter if you love your work or not. If time on earth is short, why spend it doing something that isn’t your true calling? Do what your heart yearns to do. When you’re happy about what you do, IT SHOWS, and people want to be around someone like that. No one wants to be around someone who looks like they are dead on the inside. Therefore, I challenge you to find your why. I don’t care how old you are, what you do, your financial situation, etc. Find what you love, and let it kill you.

– Steve