#Essential Living

The 5 Essential Whys to Life's Greatest Questions

February 13, 2018

Do you know what makes you tick?  What gets you up in the morning and keeps you moving?  What's the driving force behind your decisions?  

We talk a lot about setting goals and the how to reach them.  Have you ever peeled back the layers to uncover why something is important to you?  When you know your "why", it's easier to establish the essentials in life and to stay motivated with the right attitude during challenging times.

Try this exercise with anything you want to accomplish - see where it leads.  It might surprise you! 

We have been clearing the clutter this year, so let's start with the following desire.

What do you want to accomplish?
I want a clean, orderly home.

1.  Why do you want a clean, orderly home? 
Because when my home is clean and orderly, I feel more peaceful and motivated.

2.  Why do you want to feel more peaceful and motivated?
Because when I feel more peaceful and motivated, I have more time for the essentials.

3.  Why do you want to have more time for the essentials?
Because when I have more time for the essentials, the things I do matter.

4.  Why do the things you do matter?
Because when I do the things that matter,  I feel good about myself.

5.  Why do you want to feel good about yourself?
Because when I feel good about myself, I have a greater influence for good. 

WOW!  Who knew a clean, orderly home could create a greater influence for good.  And yet, doesn't it stand to reason any good thing creates a ripple effect for other acts of goodness?

Of course, your answers to this question would be entirely different.  Fun!  Use this exercise with other goals and see what paths of self-discovery open up.  I would love to hear about them.



  1. YES - What you said. You always say things the way I want to. I'm just not as articulate as you.

  2. Thank you - you’re kind. That’s the focus this month, right? Have a great week thinking about your entry way. :)


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