It is interesting how inspiration works. Sometimes it takes something “out there” to stir me to thought and action. Usually when three separate information sources are sharing the same message, I interpret it as though the universe was speaking directly to me. I take note and start asking myself some questions, which eventually leads to some action on my part.
One recent inspirational message was about asking questions, especially the question “why?” The author encouraged me to not only ask myself what I like to do, but why I like to do it. Whatever the response, I was told to ask myself “why?” again. Then ask “why” a third time, and so on until I get to the root of my desires. At first, this reminded me of a 3 year old who incessantly asks why. I wanted to respond, “because I said so!” Isn't that what we eventually do when someone keeps asking us “why?” We run out of answers, or patience, and want to stop the incessant inquiry.
I'm good at asking other people questions. Perhaps it's the legal training I've had, or being the mother of teenage sons. However, I'm not always good at pausing and asking myself "why" before I think, speak, or act. Asking the question “why” can be a good tool for finding inspiration, sparking creativity, or changing our path. Whether you are contemplating a job change, beginning or ending a relationship, or starting a new habit like healthy eating or going to the gym, asking “why” you want to take that action step can be quite revealing.
For more inspiration, which just might lead you to action:
Read Josh Linkner’s blog: The first and hardest step
Or purchase The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks (subtitle: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level)
I’d love to hear your thoughts and what you are moved to do about them. And I’d love to know “why?”