When You Can't Find Your "Why"
I've had a few conversations recently centered on the difficulty of identifying one's purpose. And I'm reaching a point in my work where the next expression of my purpose isn't clear. I've had some well-meaning friends suggest the book Start With Why, by Simon Sinek. I've read this book a couple of times and I've found Sinek's insights helpful, but they aren't a universal answer to people who are struggling to identify what their why is.
There are times in life when considering the future is difficult because we're putting something from our past to rest. The emotions that go along with that process of grieving and letting go are from the same pool as those we need to envision and embody a new future.
Often, if a client or a friend is having a hard time finding a future vision or a sense of purpose in life, it's because their emotions aren't available for the task. If you are in this position, I assure you there is nothing wrong with you. You're going through a common human experience that won't go on forever.
I have some other thoughts in the video, but I invite you to schedule a free one-hour Best Next Step coaching session if you'd like to talk with someone about where you are and what's next for you. https://bit.ly/BestNextStepCall.
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