5 Benefits of Knowing Your ‘Why’ and 5 Habits to Adopt as a Result


In our previous article we discussed the importance of knowing your ‘Why’ and how to clarify it.

To recap, your ‘why’ is your purpose. It is the thing that drives you and keeps you persevering when the going gets tough.

It is the invisible breath that coats your outlook on life with a positivity that allows you to set your goals with a purpose, and kicks your butt out of bed each morning with the determination to achieve them.

Your ‘why’ is everywhere in your life and is found by taking a soul-searching look at who you are and where you want to go in life.

It is not money driven nor fame driven. It is fearless and truthful. When you discover it, your life will change. There is no question about it. Your ‘why’ will never hurt you, it will help you.

People who know and understand it seem to be very successful, live healthy, and live happy.

Benefits of a ‘Why’ Induced Life

Here are 5 benefits of knowing your ‘why’ and living a ‘why’ induced lifestyle.

  1. A Meaningful Life: Your ‘why’ is your purpose of life that is in everything you do. From a fulfilling business to a thriving family life, your ‘why’ sets the tone of your existence.
  2. A Stress Reducer: Numerous reports identify the fact that living with a purpose can lower the risk of one major health issue in life, which is STRESS. Understanding your ‘why’ can reduce stress which helps with anxiety related issues such as heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.
  3. Hope: Your ‘why’ helps you focus on the future and provides you with hope. Life is far too complex in 2022 and if you have no hope for your future, you die inside. The ‘why’ in your life gives you a purpose that is bigger than yourself. A bigger and better purpose, and hope that comes with it.
  4. Improved Mental Health: It is a noted fact that people who live a purpose driven life have less depression and anxiety, sleep better, and do not struggle as much with eating disorders.
  5. Longer Life: Knowing your ‘why’ gives you a positive outlook that also helps in illness recovery and rehabilitation. It is that knowledge of your life purpose that generates a healthy lifestyle and a longer lifespan.

Habits for a ‘Why’ Induced Life

People who grasp the ‘why’ in their life start living healthier and establish good positive living habits. Here are 5 of them.

  1. Rampant Passion: Those who are successful show a rampant passion for life and the things they do. Talk to them about business and their life and they can talk forever. Their passion also gives them strength to stay focused and move forward even when the going gets tough.
  2. Staying Motivated: There is an old saying that comes to my mind here and it goes like this, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”. Staying motivated keeps the whole thing moving ahead regardless of the circumstances.
  3. Being Proactive: The best defense is a good offense. why wait for spring, do it now, I am sure that you have heard these wise sayings. Taking action and being proactive is a great “why” habit that allow you to get on with those things that need to be done now. You avoid having to be reactive which is a negative.
  4. Having a Positive Outlook: This reminds me of the story of the twins Jimmy and Johnny. Their mom took them to see a psychologist because Jimmy was always unhappy and negative, and Johnny was always positive.The doctor set up a test to see what would happen. He put Jimmy in a room filled with treats and toys. When the doctor looked into the room, all he could see was Jimmy crying. He went in and asked Jimmy what the problem was, and he replied that if he ate the treats, he would probably get sick, and if he played with the toys they would probably break.The doctor then put Johnny in a room with a pile of horse poop and a shovel. He looked in and he saw Johnny frantically digging with the shovel. He ran in and asked Johnny what he was doing. Johnny answered, “with all this horse poop there must be a pony somewhere.”Need I say more?
  5. Self Awareness: To be able to know where you are going, you first need to know who you are. Successful people are very self-aware of who they are and what their ‘why’ is. This gives them the freedom to be themselves and be confident in all their affairs.

There is no time like today to start the search for your ‘why’.

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