Every day we make choices. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we choose if we will get out of bed. You could decide to stay there buried under the covers all day. Yes, you could! But instead you decided to get up, get dressed, and go about your day. Perhaps you got ready and are at a job that isn’t your favorite way to spend your day. So why did you decide to spend your day doing that?
“Because I have to.” Why?
“Because I have to make money.” Why?
“Because I have to pay my bills, feed my kids, keep a roof over my head.” Why?
“Because I love my family.” AHH.
You made the choice out of LOVE – an emotion. Every action we take is tied to an emotion.
Those emotions lead us to the decisions. Remember to “Get to the Why” to find the emotion behind your actions.
Now, if you don’t like your job, but you love your family, what could you do for yourself in that situation? Perhaps you could look for a job that will support your family AND provide you with happiness and satisfaction! How?
“I could figure out what I’d like to be doing.” How?
“I could write down what I am good at and what makes me happy while I’m doing it.” How?
“I could look at my skills and strengths and match that to available jobs, write a resume, and start going on interviews. Then when I find something that excites me, I’ll change jobs.”
AHH….EXCITEMENT – an emotion.
Do you see how this works? You can change your choices by getting to the Why’s and the How’s.
What are the things you don’t like doing that you are choosing to do? Use the Whys and Hows of Clarity to change them!