We're combing the archives for some of our favorite articles that you may have missed. The following post, But Why?, challenges us to remember the bigger picture of the work we do. What gets you out of bed every morning? Why is the task you’re doing important? What purpose does it serve to your larger goals? The post originally appeared March, 2017.
In college, many of us aspire to graduate and immediately land our “dream job” -- that job that will allow us to live the type of life we always dreamed of. Once we get out into the “real world,” however, we usually end up falling into one of two categories: 1) Having found our “dream job,” we feel totally happy and fulfilled in our careers, or [this is most of us] 2) We don’t.
Those who fall into the second, “unfulfilled” category, have two choices: 1) Keep doing what you’re doing and remain unfulfilled, or 2) Change course.
If you have children, or have ever been around a young child, you know that one of their favorite questions is "Why?" As their little minds are growing, they are curious about everything. They want to know why the sky is blue, why you're doing that thing you're doing, why the dog three doors down is barking, why we are going this way to the store instead of that way...and when they get one answer, they ask "why?" to your response.
As we get older, many of us begin asking fewer of these questions. Things are the way they are, and many of us don't take the time to dig further into it.