The first time I heard motivational juggernaut Eric Thomas, I was so motivated I just had to do something, anything. So, I immediately began cleaning the table where I was sitting. “This has got to get done. I’m going to do this ish,” I affirmed to myself while uncluttering and then wiping down the table.
Some of us can start with “why,” others “who,” still others “what” or “how,” but what matters is we ask these questions, cycling through them. And asking is scary because we don’t know where it may lead—we don’t know who will stare back in the mirror. It’s the posing of these questions about “who,” “what,” “how,” and “why” that makes us serious about this thing called life and sincere about making it what it needs to be. None of this is easy, or even pleasant in the conventional sense, because reorientation is disorienting, but it’s the only way we’ll be able to find out what’s in us.