75 Questions: Day 45

There are 75 days before the triumphant start of a new Gregorian calendar year. So, for the next 30 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask you one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, or it may tickle you.  It’s about the strength in you. The intent of the 75 questions is to probe, to prompt a reaction, to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader, to break free, and then give a thoughtful answer to the one question of the day.

The overall intent of the 75 questions is to capture change. The questions are to be a catalyst for inner change that leaves you feeling more gifted, alive, powerful, intrigued, and authentic.

Oprah Quote                                                  Illustration: Jen Troyer from Oprah.com

When these amazing emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

Question 45: What is your calling?

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75 Questions: Day 26

There are 75 days before the start of a new Gregorian calendar year. So, for the next 49 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask you one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, or it may tickle you.  It’s about you.  You get to explore the why of you. The whole thrust of the 75 questions is to prompt a reaction and honest answer to the probe.

WHY?

The basic intent of the 75 questions is to capture change. The questions are to be a catalyst for inner change that leaves you feeling more dynamic, congruent, powerful, intrigued, and authentic. When these salient emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

Post your answers, you will get a response to your replies and we will use these 75 questions to lift life as the year 2017 begins.

                  Many people ask “why” and do nothing. ~Anita Jefferson

Question 26: Why?

Why? The Pivot of Change

photo by Renjith Krishnan

We all know the basic five pejorative questions to ask probably from English class: who, what, when, where, and WHY. Today my emphasis is on the question WHY  because when you know WHY you want something to happen, regardless of what it is, then you can usually make it happen. It has been said that the person who knows and understand and can answer the question why can move mountains.

Your answers to the question why is pivotal to change.  It is the rotation point that allows you to shift direction or focus to a new, more aligned place that then allows you to break old patterns which then produces the symmetry and congruency for you to get exactly the breakthroughs you want.

Knowing WHY solidifies your justification for doing something different.  This way, you know what you know. Answering why, for your dream, creates a realization so strong and deep that you can’t let other people and even yourself tell you no.

When in doubt, pause and answer the question why. Do two things:

  1. Sit down and write your answers to the question why. Let this be your visceral proposal for change.  You may then discover explosive creative ways to get the support you need. You may realize that internet sources such as Kickstarter.com, IndieGoGo.com, or RocketHub.com may be interested in your project.
  2. Research like projects. Let’s say that your dream is to travel and then submit your awesome photography for sale. Learn about travel photography and pay because of your why!  Many have made resolutions to be healthier. Internet sites are prevalent that can give you the support you need: DrOz.com, WeightWatchers.com, SparkPeople.com are just a few online sources that include free personalized weight loss tools and massive support.

These two action steps sear your brain and heart and create new passion pathways that become your pivot for change. In a way, these basic actions become directional in that they often point you to a direction from which to go or not go.

Then let your intuition and fertile drive create the mechanism to make your dreams happen.

WHY is the precursor to the active steps you need to take, regardless of fear or doubt, to spark a breakthrough.

WHY, that is the question only you can truly answer.