When in doubt, ask WHY

When in doubt, ask WHY.

 

Recently I found myself struggling to choose from 4 great opportunities, all taking place on the same weekend. Ugh! I knew about them plenty of time in advance, but I procrastinated making a decision on which to particpate in because I wasn't sure which one would be the best opportunity for me. 

 

You see, when I first started working my business I realized pretty quickly that you could easily get sucked in to attending events, networking groups, expos, masterminds, retreats, workshops, etc. and the list goes on. If you're not careful and purposeful, it's easy to waste a lot of time. The prayer in my heart has always been that I would know where I was supposed to be. As a single Mom, it has always been a priority of mine to be present to raise my daughter. That responsibility is at the forefront of my mind and my heart, and clearly I can't be in all places at once, nor can I be all things to all people, so I've always wanted to know where I should be. In my mind, the only person who can know that is God. So I've had to trust Him to be my eyes in that respect. 

 

Back to my dilema. 

 

As I weighed the options in my mind I could easily justify each of them, but I still struggled to choose. Looking back, I think the "big guy upstairs" was just messing with me a bit. Sometimes I hate learning life lessons. 

 

After venting my frustration to my coach, she being a mom of 2 and owner of 3 businesses could of course relate. She encouraged me to get in touch with my WHY. Ask myself, "WHY am I doing this? WHY am I in business?" She told me to write down my "WHY" on a 3 x 5 card and put somewhere I could see it or carry it with me. 

 

It seemed to simplistic and I questioned what impact it could really have, but I did it. 

 

Ironically, after taking time to reflect on my WHY and writing it down made making that choice crystal clear. It was like everything fell in to place. I knew which option I should choose. And the cool part is that once I committed to it, everything I needed to make it happen fell into place to support that choice.

 

I believe it's not WHAT we do, it's WHY we do it that effects the results we get in our lives. This experience took that concept to a new level for me. 

 

Doubt, confusion or even frustration, are sign that we've become out of touch with our WHY. Get Clear. Commit. Act. When we act in alignment with that higher purpose, blessings can't help but flow.    

 

I challenge you: Write down your WHY. Write it on a 3x5 card and carry it with you. Put it on the visor in your car. Make it the first thing you see when you open your wallet. A cleary WHY will influence every decision you make. Observe how that simple declaration can can effect every move you make. 

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