Written By: Paul VanderGriendt, Event Management Coordinator
Mentorship Session Diary. Entry 10
We can easily get lost trying to figure out where we will be going in our lives when we don’t focus on the “why.” What we want to do should always be motivated by our why, because that is what drives us to be passionate. Finding your why can be a journey. Think about what inspires you every day, what makes you who you are and drives you forward in life. Influential people and major events in our lives shape who we are and who we want to become. Choosing to surround ourselves with people who align with our values, instead of listening to negative influences, will help us define our path and achieve our goals. Connecting with our why can also help determine how we want to live our lives.
Discovering our why can be a process because we add to ourselves as people, as we go through life. We gain knowledge, experience and wisdom that help us grow and determine what is most important to us. It’s important to remember that expressing our why or our passion can come in many different ways. Remember that life is about a journey, not a destination and we are much better off using our why as a compass, instead of the what. When we are open to possibilities and ready to take chances, it may be surprising when things seem to fall into place. We can achieve great things when we are open-minded and authentic about makes us who we are. Let people see the passion inside you every day.