Many of us are clear about what we do; less are as cognizant of how we do it. And fewer still … why we do what we do. I am continually impressed that I need to be clearer about my 'why.'
Not too long ago, I asked a friend recently what she thought the ongoing theme of my blogposts were … that is how unclear I am. Yet, if I really think about it, all of my efforts toward intentionality seem to end up in the same place: freedom.
Freedom in your relationships. With God. With others. With your planet. With yourself.
Those who are free are at liberty to give of themselves. Wholeheartedly, unreservedly, without guilt, angst, compulsion. Because they know why they do what they do. And they are passionate about it.
[This idea of What, How, Why comes from Simon Sinek … In one of my favorite TED talks, Simon Sinek demonstrates the difference between just lobbing information at people and actually inspiring them. I have watched this several times and each time, I think my "why" needs refining. (He also has authored two books, Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last).
Simon was featured on a podcast, where he spoke primarily about leadership – it's worth listening to, for sure.]