Ten years ago, one of my dear friends said to me, “what is your why?” That was the first time I had ever heard that expression; but it’s a good one! Made me think of everything about my life.
Instead of saying, “what is your reason for…?” or “why are you doing…?”, at least by saying, “what is your why?”, it opens the question up to an endless conversation.
I love asking people, “what is your why?”; at first I get the look of total shock on their faces, followed by that look a dog gets when it’s confused, and then the final look of the light-bulb turning on! It is awesome! The conversation afterwards is the Gift! First, the person you are asking this questions too, feels free to actually think about their life, knowing that you are actually interested in listening! Yet another Gift!!
Can you imagine showing that much interest in a person? Makes you think, doesn’t it? It is such a great feeling to show interest in a person, listen to their “why”, and having a meaningful conversation! What a concept!
I will never forget my friend asking me “what is your why?”; her interest in my life has stayed with me all these years. The feeling of importance, the feeling of knowing someone actually cared to listen to me, and the feeling of someone actually interested in what made me tick, has been the best Gift! She helped change my whole perspective that day; I will be forever grateful!
With Good Vibes Only – What Is Your Why? 💖