“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.” George Carlin.
There are a lot of “Motivational Experts” and books etc out there but like George says they are often for people who don’t work. People who don’t have lives and others pulling them in their directions.
However, one sure way to know you have taken your hands off the steering wheel of your Life is you’ve stopped asking Why? There are many, many Why questions you could ask. For example ….
Why am I doing this?
Why do I sit in traffic every day?
Why is it we have so many adverts on TV?
Why don’t I pick up the phone and ring a new contact?
Why I drink so much?
Why have we done nothing since we went to the Moon?
Why do I have to take in so much information?
Why do I get up in the morning and go to work?
The list goes on and on and could potentially send you off into an esoteric dilemma if you couldn’t stop yourself.
But, there is a big difference between a good Why question and some of the chaff I wrote above. Curiosity is brow beaten out of us by our parents who can’t answer everything and our teachers who aren’t paid to answer.
This week when you find yourself doing something automatically ask yourself Why? And then ask is this habit moving me forward or keeping me in the same place? We need to stay curious because staying in the same place is the same as going backwards.
Have a great week and remember to ask Why?