WHY Power

Know your WHY and take control of your life.

Knowing WHY you do anything is a very helpful habit that propels us toward or repels us from anything and everything we do.

During our Live In Joy Workshop, my friend and fellow coach, Keiju Fujiwara, gave a presentation about the power of WHY and how that is the foundation of motivation. I completely agree. If there isn’t much reason to do something, it is unlikely that you will continue to do it.

Reasons are generated and, therefore, motivation is something that we generate. Some people have more motivation in some areas than others, in large, because they have more compelling reasons behind it and that can really work in their favor when shit hits the fan and they face friction and scrutiny.

In the workshop, Keiju conducted an exercise where he asked the participants to write down WHY they came to the workshop and then followed it up with three more WHYs to really get to the core.
Since I was a presenter, I framed the question to, “”Why are you presenting at this workshop?”

  • To strengthen my public speaking abilities by identifying what my strengths and weaknesses are.

WHY?

  • So that I can more effectively share my passion while contributing to valuable introspection and worldwide happiness

WHY?

  • Because it makes me happy to see other people draw more distinctions in life and in a way that leads to more fulfillment, and to feel like I am making a positive impact while I am alive.

WHY?

  • Because it gives me an avenue to deeply connect with others, which is my highest need.

By asking follow-up WHYs, it gets down to the core of why you do anything or why you think the way you do. This exercise on last Sunday was a great confirmation as to why I aspire to be an international public speaker.

 

Call for action

I ask any reader to try this out and start by asking yourself a question about something that is currently stressing you out. It can be a question like, “”Why am I stressing out over work?” or anything that has you emotionally unbalanced at the moment. And then follow the response with three more WHYs.

 

Here is a template for your convenience:

WHY am I stressing out over work?

Because____________________________________________________________________________________________

WHY?

Because____________________________________________________________________________________________

WHY?

Because____________________________________________________________________________________________

WHY?

Because____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Follow-up

What were your reasons? What do you think about this exercise? What are your general thoughts? Feel free to let me know your thoughts.

Gavin Masumiya

A lifenthuziast seeking new adventures and ways to expand my awareness, while transmitting positivity and vibrancy throughout the world.

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