26 April 2013, by A. Cedilla
Why do you do the things you do?
You have your own particular interests, goals and desires. You believe that what you’re doing with what you have right now is the best option you have to get you most of what you need, and at least some of what you want.
What makes you do you do the things you do in a particular way?
Your personal history, character and experiences: each of us have our own preferences, dislikes, abilities and priorities, which affect how we carry on with our lives. Energy levels and moods can influence us as well.
When you take the time to think about it, what are you actually building with your chosen actions?
A safety net, a solid foundation, a launch-pad towards a better future…or maybe something to do to get by until a better option comes along? All those things are different ways to describe you growing your life, really.
Life isn’t never as neat and easy as 1-2-3 or A-B-C. We do stuff, and stuff also happens. X, P, Q and T get thrown in unexpectedly. Someone throws in (x-y)3 over (y+r) and screws up the nicely plotted equation for yourself that meant X years at Y job equals OK, or Z months doing PX90 equals YOWZA.
Aside from that, you juggle a lot of plates, all depending on the roles you occupy in your life. Dad, student, CEO, teacher, aunt, cousin, friend, mentor, leader…
Simply put, we do things our own way for our own reasons. The commonality though, is that we all do things to gain or build something: A sense of security. An emergency fund. Feelings of victory, meaning and accomplishment. Financial ease and freedom. You work to improve your skills and better your circumstances. A lot of times it’s to explore your passions. These actions layer on one another much like different colors in a painting, or the myriad pieces that complete a mosaic. Take a few steps back and get a good look: Are you okay with the bigger picture?
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