Why do you do what you do?
It's a serious question and one you're likely not askedall that often.
Take a look at what you do each day and ask yourself "why am I doing this?"
On a typical day I'm up with my kids, playing with them,tending to them, teaching them. Why
do I do it? Because I love them, I want them to have our values, I want to teach them and I
want to experience what it's like to be a mom. I could choose to go back to a job outside
of the home and earn a fairly good income, but I choose to stay home because it just feels
like the right thing to do … for me.I realize that this isn't a luxury a lot of people
have despite wanting it and believe me when I say I am grateful for being able to stay at
home with my kids.
didn't get to do too often when I was heavily embedded in the sciences. Writing helps me
gather and focus my thoughts. It allows me to.
I coach/consult people. Why? Because it allows me to work in a way that I'm passionate
about, I am able to contribute financially to my family, and it's helping me get closer to
my goal of personally funding 2 children's wishes for the Children's Wish Foundation. Since
one of my son's is a wish kid this is near and dear to me and at $20K a wish I have a VERY
long way to go. But I don't doubt I'll get there in my lifetime.
These are just a few examples of what I do and why I do them. They may not sit well with
everyone but I do what I do in these respects with purpose and reason.
wouldn't have a very good answer — to curb boredom, to relax and just sit at the end of
the day. There are a lot of better things I could be doing with my time but occasionally TV
I think doing things without purpose, a plan or the bigger picture in mind can be fun but
it may be wasting your time, effort, energy, talents and skills.
So what are you doing and why are you doing it?
Take inventory of what you're doing in major life areas and try to understand why you're
Does what you do play to your strengths? Do you get great joy out of doing it? Is it
helping you get closer to a goalor a dream you have?
If you spend too much of your time focusing on things that don't really matter, that don't
really excite you and you don't have a reason for doing what you're doing you could be
missing out on a lot of great things.
Think of all the opportunities you could be missing out on if you're tied up in activities
that don't matter to you. Wouldn't you hate to realize one day that what you wanted all
along passed you by because you were too busy doing other things. Menial things.
So my question remains: What are you doing and why do you do it?
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