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What’s Your Why?

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It’s a question I ask myself a lot lately, partly because I don’t have an answer yet but also perhaps because I actually already know it but I’m too afraid to act. I’ve always been the type to want to believe in what I work for or at the very least be really interested in it. And I have followed that in all the jobs I’ve held.

With this year being the last in my 20s, though, there’s a nagging feeling that I need to see meaning in things. I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason, but I do think everything we do should have a reason.

What’s my why?

Storytelling (well, writing, really) is one of the few constant things in my life I hold dearly. I love it, to say the least. It’s not that I don’t tire of it because I do, and I’ve blabbered about that a lot of times already. But it’s something I see myself doing till I’m old. But it’s all me. The motivations are centered on my fulfillment, which I guess is not a bad thing. But these days I often hear Stacie Orrico in my head saying — nay, demanding — that there’s gotta be more to life.

It would be inaccurate (and hypocritical or proud) to say that I write to help other people because what I do is simply share what I know and what I’ve experienced. There is a tiny hope, of course, that some people would find the things I share helpful. But to say that my main motivation for doing what I do is to enrich others’ lives is false.

Finding your why (and mine)



They say purpose is what drives you to do the things you do or at least gives a sense of meaning to the things you do. Right now I do things because of various things but not because of a main goal. And I completely understand that there’s nothing wrong about that. But I’m at a point in my life where I want to be firmer with my intentions and goals.

So how do you find your why? According to a life coach named Bud Bilanich, it only takes three steps. Define what success means to you. Visualize yourself as successful. Establish what your values are.

After a few days of writing and abandoning and writing this again, I can say I’m one step closer to finding my why. I still need to fine-tune it, but I have a rough idea of what I want to do and where I want to be. It’s a bit too personal to share here but keeping this blog alive is definitely part of my main goal. I guess I’ll share when I get the courage.

Still, I’m curious to know. What’s your why? Have you find your why? What do you wake up for?

Jorj Cornejo

Jorj is an editor by day who spends her free time trying to read the whole Internet. She's passionate about writing and helping women pursue their passions.

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