Why I am doing this is a great question to keep in mind. Life is much simpler that way.
For instance, we clean up our kitchen once a day. In the evening. Post dinner. Breakfast and lunch dishes are rinsed and placed in the sink. My Why for cleaning up the kitchen is simple. I don’t want to wake up the next morning with a sink full of dirty dishes. Based on my Why, there is no need to empty the dishwasher in the morning or perform any other kitchen clean up activities during the day. My Why doesn’t demand that. Another example. My Why for cleaning up the house is to start off the week with a clean slate. It just feels good. With this in mind, we host our Clean House Celebration every Sunday afternoon. It is a two hour celebration that only occurs once per week. So, if you want to come visit our sparkling clean house, come over on Sunday between 4 – 4:30pm. If you want to visit us, come anytime. We promise not to host a special cleaning session for you. It just doesn’t factor into our Why. Therefore, if we were to clean up just for you (not that you are not important, mind you) your visit could be a little stressful and less desired.
Now, let me give you an example of when I misplaced my Why.
I love to run. I always have. Even as a child I would always, always want to run. It is just a core part of me. My Why for running is that it gives me a sense of inner peace. It is just me and the road/trail/track. All problems and stress are worked out – all within 30 – 60 minutes. It is all about me. I have to do it. I am compelled to fly across the pavement. By myself. However, there was a period of time when I sort of forgot about my Why. I got caught up in things that really didn’t matter to me. PRs. Running next to others. Races, races and more races. Preparing for races, races and more races. My Why was nowhere to be found. I started to despise something that I loved since childhood. Well folks, that is no longer true. I picked my Why right back up and ran off with it!!! (pun intended)