It is essential to understand your "why" when you are in the middle of a difficult time. As we come to the close of a challenging year, it becomes more important than ever to reaffirm our purpose. When I feel like everything in my life is out of order, I take time and reflect on my "why" - the one thing that makes sense among all this chaos. It can be hard when things get confusing or unclear but having your "why" as an anchor will help guide you through whatever comes next.
The coming of a new year can evoke thoughts of resolutions, goals, and resets. The need to be better, more successful, and more self-disciplined can set a high bar to reach as many of us focus on 2022. And for many of us, this only leads to disappointment and a sense of failure.
So rather than setting resolutions this year, I invite you to think about your "why." Why do you want to change or improve something in your life? What is the purpose behind it all? When we can connect our goals and desires with a higher purpose, it gives us clarity. This clarity can simplify our choices, unbind us from past hang-ups and make moving forward more manageable.
Finding your "why" is an ongoing process; it doesn't have to be figured out all at once. But taking the time to reflect on it and connect with what matters most to you can make all the difference in creating a life that feels more fulfilling. What's your "why?"