[Day 2] Discovering your WHY |The Suitcase Entrepreneur
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 2
Day 2 Challenge: I want you to write down a reason for why you want to live the freedom lifestyle. Bonus points if you can figure out how to make a positive impact in the world by living this lifestyle.
Another day and another question. A big one – WHY.
Why do we do anything or nothing or sit on the fence waiting endlessly for ….something to make us choose.
Feather, Brick, Truck
Over the last few weeks as it has become clearer that I am not really following my why, my real why. I have looked back and analysed events, actions, inactions. This has led me to believe that life throws us clues to follow, bones to chew, to get us to make the realisation that we need to be able to set our own path.
A path of action that, whilst we may not know 100% where it will lead us or how long it will take, we must follow with determination. Along the way things will occur that will validate our path and our why, even if we only know it unconsciously.
Life will provide feedback. We just have to allow ourselves to be more aware, so that when the truck comes along we can get it for the ride rather than be run over and have to dust ourselves off to figure out where it went ‘wrong’ and what we needed to learn so we can make better. The feathers and bricks provide precursors to the truck.
Me and My Why
For me it is about the experience of what life could offer. The potential of our imagination and dreams once we decide to follow them whole heartedly and unwaveringly. Plus how my family experiences their lives. This improves my life and the experiences on offer.
We each have a unique set of skills, desires, opportunities and any number of other attributes that make us an individual and who we are. Sometimes we know them, accept them and honour them. Most times we don’t and allow outside forces – friends, society, the media, false beliefs, complete strangers – to cloud our being.
This could make us question our life and how we choose our path.How and what we choose then reverberates around us and we become an example to others and their interpretation of their path.
There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ paths, only the one we are on and currently following – is the path you are on taking you where you want to go? Did you consciously or unconsciously choose your current path? Your why will help determine that.
If the path and the why match (sometimes more or less) then I hope both . If not, question the path and question the why until they do.