Remember your why

Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. (Marcus Aurelius)

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“Know your why.”

“To that I’d add:

Remember your why. 

Moment to moment to moment. Especially in difficult moments.

It’s not enough to have something stored in your mind. You need to constantly access it. Accessing it is a practice.

Imagine the information in your mind represented as a heat map.

Heat map

Less accessed information is cooler, more accessed information is hotter. Your why should be one of the hottest spots on the map.

I like to make a distinction between the big why – your Purpose, your Ikigai, your One Thing – and the small whys.

Align all your small whys with the big why.



About Dani Trusca

Playfully seeking wisdom

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