This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 2.
It’s so easy to focus on WHAT you want to do with your life.
Do you want to be teaching children, treating animals or writing books? What about giving presentations, creating spreadsheets or travelling the world?
There are so many options, it’s easy to get confused and lost trying to find a job that ticks all the boxes of WHAT you want to be doing each day.
To really make any progress and be confident that your next career move is the right one, you need to move past WHAT you want to do and towards WHY you want to do it.
If you haven’t already, start off with watching Simon Sinek’s TED Talk “Start With Why.” Although he focuses more on businesses finding their “why”, you can totally apply it to finding your own personal purpose too.
Once you create your own personal why statement, you’ll be a lot clearer on what you want from your career. It’ll inspire you and help you narrow down your options.
In fact, I’ve just been through the process myself and wish that I’d done it ages ago! It would have made decision making a lot easier when I was trying to find my direction in life!
Doing it now though has still been so useful. It’s really made it clear why I’m working on Peace & Purpose. I love it because as someone who’s been working in the not-for-profit sector the reason WHY I’m working has always been important for me. I want to make a positive difference to the world and getting clear on my why has made me realise I can do it even when I’m not working for a charity.
Want to know what my why is?
I’m still working on it but here’s the current draft:
To encourage young women to commit to their dreams and support them with creating a plan and process to make it happen, so that they can fulfill their potential and do the work that they were born to do to make the world a better place.
It’s kind of long but I’m confident that in time I’ll be able to condense it and turn it into a snappier statement that really resonates with me.
While I keep working on mine, it’s over to you! What’s your why?