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It's only one little word: WHY???

Updated: Feb 11, 2022

So hopefully by now, you have identified where you are at. Though if you are like me, the first time I looked at these, I thought, “Yep, I know where I’m at, so no need to write it down.” Though as I wrote yesterday’s blog, I had no idea that I would spend so much time writing about spirituality.


The mind starts to do interesting things as you keep typing or writing. And as I kept reading more and more books about writing, I learned the best thing to help words flow is not stop writing your thoughts such as this makes absolutely no sense right now, who is going to want to read this, I’m just losing my train of thought and before you know it you are back on track or down another rabbit hole you never thought of.


Today, I started listening to Jim Kwik’s podcast and the one thing that stuck out to me is that we have the power to live our limiting beliefs or we can make the choice to let go of them. I spent so long saying I want to be a writer but haven’t actually practiced the daily consistency of sitting down to write. So here I am going down the rabbit hole, and back to my point.


Lately, I’ve been listening to so many wonderful speakers who are at the top of their fields from entrepreneurs, homeschoolers, authors, etc. as the subject doesn’t matter because everything comes back to one word. WHY!!! Do I really know why I want something to happen? Unfortunately, for me, I don’t always have a why, I have a reaction to the events in front of me and keep going until I don’t need to react anymore. I spent so long doing that, that at the end of the night, I’d find myself sitting on the couch exhausted, phone in my hand either scrolling or playing candy crush. If my kids wanted my attention, it would take a while before I realized what was happening because I was so zoned out. I was letting everything pass me by.


Hence, I come back to that one little word, WHY? I ask myself, Why is starting a business important to me? There a quite a few versions out there of the Seven Layers of WHY, but really the key here is that you really aren't going to the true root of your desire until you reach the seventh layer. When you have that root, then you have something to come back to that grounds you and keeps you growing. And don't feel discouraged if you do not complete it in one sitting.


I had filled out my WHY on a handout a while back, but when I revisited it for this blog, I realized I only had six layers. And then I typed it all into Word and thought I was all finished. I returned to find either I didn't finish it or a line had been deleted. These WHY's are tricky, but necessary to identify because they are what you return to on the days that giving up comes knocking! That door is always there, but you have the choice to answer or walk away.


So I challenge you to fill out yours, and comment below what you discover!

Question:

WHY is ____________________________ important to me?

Level 1: WHY?

Level 2: WHY?

Level 3: WHY?

Level 4: WHY?

Level 5: WHY?

Level 6: WHY?

Level 7: WHY?


Question:

WHY is starting a business important to me?

Level 1: WHY?

​because I promised myself my forties would be about my figuring out my contribution outside the house.

Level 2: WHY?

because I want to set an example for my kids and bring women together where they feel like they belong

Level 3: WHY?

because I've given up on myself so many times, not finishing what I've started.

Level 4: WHY?

because I truly want to finish what I've started, and set an example for my kids that they can take a different direction that doesn't have to be in the box

Level 5; WHY?

​because I want to see the real possibilities of what I am truly capable of and deserve and bring that forth in all the people I come across

Level 6: WHY?

because I've put myself down long enough, tried to fit in where I didn't belong, thinking I wasn't worth it. I don't want to feel that way anymore nor do I want others to feel that way.

Level 7: WHY?

​because I truly believe finding my own light involves rising the tides around me as I pick myself up and show that example to my kids. I want to create a community where we feel connected because motherhood can and has been a lonely place for me.











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