Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Importance of Asking "Why?"

In my last blog article, I discussed the thought of asking "WHY?" in every area of our lives. If you haven't read it, be sure to go back and read it.

In this article I want to expand on that thought and discuss the IMPORTANCE of doing just that....ASKING "WHY?". Or, in other words, "Why Ask Why?"

Here's one main thing to keep in mind when asking this question: You must be HONEST and TRUTHFUL in your answer!

Hey, listen, no one else even needs to know or hear your answer - only YOU! So, why in the world would you want to lie to yourself? (I'm not sure what the answer is on that but, the fact is, many people lie to themselves every single day. DON'T be one of those people.).

If you are SERIOUS about moving forward in your life and making improvement in your life, then this MUST be MUST be honest with yourself and with your answers. There is NO other way.

That's one reason it is so important to ask, "Why?" - it brings you face to face with the truth. And, yes, sometimes it is a brutal truth. But face it anyway.

Then, and only then, can you HONESTLY move forward from where you truly are. You see, not being truthful in your answer makes your whole life a life based on a lie. I know that you are wise enough to know that there is NO "firm foundation" when anything is built on a lie or lies.

Secondly, asking "Why?" also forces you to "re-focus" your attention on your PURPOSE in what you are doing - REGARDLESS of what it is that you are doing.

You can apply this following thought any way that you choose, but I believe we are here (our PURPOSE IN LIFE) to bless the lives of others in some way.

That's right, no matter what it is that you do (big or small), you have the opportunity to be a blessing in the life of someone else - and you may not even ever know about it!

And, finally, asking "Why?" brings you to your "starting point" or your "life location".

For example, if you plan to use a GPS to help you get to another location, you must first know where you are. Luckily, even if you are not sure where you are, your GPS device will TELL you where you are. Then, and only then, can you get adequate directions on how to get where you want to be.

Hmmmm...get the point?

If you give a "false reading" by telling yourself a "lie" in your answer to "Why?", then you will not be able to progress in the right - or correct - direction. Be true in this endeavor - no matter how brutal or painful it may be to admit the truth - so that you can move confidently in the direction of CHANGE for the BETTER.

You likely already knew these things. But, isn't that the way life is many times? We KNOW the answer and we actually KNOW what we need to do but it helps to have someone remind us of what we already know.

I hope that I have done that for you today. If so, I'd love to hear from you by either sending me an e-mail or connecting with me on the fan page on Facebook. You can also leave a comment below.

Thanks for you time today and, remember: Whatever you do, always be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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