Nothing gives a person inner wholeness and peace like understanding where they’re going. Finding fulfillment in life starts with knowing your why’s. If you find yourself able to push forward in spite of setbacks, then you have probably been able to identify your strong ‘why’. If you haven’t found it yet… don’t worry because in this post we’ll go deeper into this topic and how you can find it.
Simon Sinek, author of Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Finding Purpose for You and Your Team, explains:
“Once you understand your WHY, you’ll be able to clearly articulate what makes you feel fulfilled and to better understand what drives your behavior when you’re at your natural best. When you can do that, you’ll have a point of reference for everything you do going forward. Knowing your why will give you direction”
The difference between those who manage to push through and those who give up is their reason “why”. Why are you doing what you’re doing? My true purpose was to provide for my family. To give my family all the opportunities I’ve never had growing up. THAT pushed me to graduated from beauty college, passed my boards, and opened my own beauty salon. Yours may be different and that’s fine but I encourage you to go search for it. Take the courage and start knowing your why’s.
I don’t know if you read my previous blog post but I went over how I really messed up a customer’s nails really bad. And that really traumatized me to the point where I couldn’t get over the fear of failing again. But I never gave up.
I overcame my fears because I had a bigger purpose. That purpose was my family. Knowing your why isn’t easy, especially if you don’t have a clue what your purpose from childhood through adulthood. Not everyone knows from age 5 that they want to be an astronaut and fully pursue it someday. For some of us—most of us—finding your “why” requires self-discovery. So, knowing your why is needed? Great question.
Everyone discovers their life purpose differently, but more often than not it’s buried deep within. Your heart may already yearn to fulfill a goal you may not be quite aware of yet. This is why self-discovery is so critical. You have to do some soul-searching and really ask yourself this challenging question: why knowing your why is important?
Here are three reasons that may help you Knowing your why:
1. Remember to make happiness top priority.
Happiness is absolutely essential to living a fulfilling life. No matter how your day goes, how bad your coworkers are. How tough the customer was to you-you should always remember to make happiness your number one priority. Being happy about the work you do and treasuring that feeling even during your mundane routine will make your “why” worth it. Your work should make you feel joy, pride, and ultimately drive your ambition. Knowing your why’s will make you happy.
2. Uncover your priorities.
Knowing what’s most important to you in life can help you discover your “why”. By listing out all of the things you cherish, it will become plainly obvious what you need to pay most attention to. If wanting to be the best beauty professional out there, then do your best to make this happen.
If you want to own your own beauty brand one day, then take every measure to turn this dream into reality. You need to see your priorities become successes. This success is your goal, and ultimately your “why”. Let your priorities guide you in knowing your why’s.
3. Knowing your why will make you come alive.
If you’re passionate about your job or a nail hobby you want to turn into a salon business, you will be inspired, ambitious, and driven to reach for that goal. Don’t settle for something that doesn’t inspire you. What’s the point? Instead, put everything you have into this profession that makes you feel alive.
This feeling is your “why”. This inspired, amazing, ambitious zap of passion is the purpose you’re in search of. Don’t let it escape or fizzle out. Follow it through.
Knowing your why, your purpose, your life passions, well, it isn’t easy. Some of us knew at a very young age, while others have to experiment to find the right fit. I was fortunate to know at a very young age that I wanted to do something with beaut. Having my family as my motivation, it really helped me push through all the tough times. So after opening a successful beauty salon, I wanted to try this blogging thing out, and now I wanted to challenge myself a little bit more and get into building a brand.
So that packaging design I showed you in my last blog. I’ve decided to go with it as my final decision and printing it out for my first product! Yay! I must admit that there were some hard times and doubted myself a lot. But just remember that my family is my reason why. Here are are some pictures to update you guys on my progress.
Your purpose may be a job, a duty, or even a responsibility. If discovering what your “why” seems daunting, don’t fear. Overcome it by facing it head-on. It can be a little bit intimidating at first. It isn’t easy, but it’s so worth it. Knowing your why is the thing that will make you push yourself. It is the thing that gets you up out of bed an hour early. It is the thing that gives you hope when you feel like giving up.You can’t put time on it. You can’t force yourself to find your “why” tomorrow or next month, or even next year. But by all means, search for clarity and move closer to the life you crave. Take your time with it.So now that you overcame your fears with your reason “why”, what’s next? How do you stay consistent? Don’t worry because on my next article, I’ll help share some of my top secrets on how I stay prepared and consistent all the time. Also, I’m going to give you a sneak-peek of my first product!My closing thought: Find your passions. Discover your goals. Make your dreams reality. Don’t ever stop, because the challenging, happy, wonderful journey that is life is bound to bring you happiness and meaning in the end. Let me know in the comments what were some of your fears and how you overcame it with your reason “why”.Share this on your Facebook Group or Reddit forum for all the sisters that need to hear this.