Finding Your Why

Finding Your Why

Kathryn Flores, Community Relations and Advertising Consultant
Lantana Living & Argyle Living
Kathryn@murray-media.com
214.734.5783

Today’s Priorities, Passions & Purpose

“The two most important days in your life are the day
you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

When we are children, we think we know what we might want to be when we grow up. We are certain, for a while, then we change our minds again and again. It’s accepted because we are young and we have that privilege. Even in college, we can change majors a few times before we need to declare one. And sometimes, even that goes out the window when we get into a profession we were groomed for, only to find out that it’s just not what we envisioned.

The repeated tune I hear on blogs, podcasts, books and videos these days is finding balance, purpose and happiness. So many of us are running through the day focusing on what we have to do verses why are we doing it. The meaning of life is to find your gift while the purpose is to share it. For me, it’s my passion to help people and that touches most things on my ongoing ‘to-do list’. I’ve been told that I’m sometimes overwhelmingly passionate about those things. You see, the great thing about passion is that I feel it’s infectious in the most wonderfully exhausting experiences.

I love talking about passion … for me, it was the discovery of what makes my heart beat fast. No matter what else is going on, that moment when I am right in the middle of sharing what I love and fall into a trance in which I get lost and forget everything … pure bliss! If we find purposeful work we love, get excited about and it helps someone else in the process, that’s when you know you’re onto something big. Our greatest to-do list in this lifetime is to discover and then put into action, our intended purpose to the best of our ability.

When your enthusiasm is palpable, people want a ticket on your happy train. The key to harnessing that passion is understanding your “why.”


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