Life is a funny mixture of great experiences and precious moments, hilarious adventures and heart-warming memories, intertwined by challenges and real hardship. Sometimes nothing seems to be able to rock our happiness, whilst other times the challenges seems to keep on coming knocking us down over and over again.
One of my favourite books (and I do love a good read) is a book called ‘Man’s search for meaning’. It’s a book that was written by Viktor Frankl, an Austrian psychiatrist and holocaust survivor. (If you haven’t read it yet I strongly recommend it.) Whilst talking about his experiences in Auschwitz Viktor uses a quote by Fredrich Nietzsche.
‘He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear almost any ‘how’.’
I truly believe in finding your ‘why’ -the reason that makes life worth living. The thing that gives you motivation and helps you find your direction in life. Your ‘why’ makes it worth getting up in the morning, puts a smile on your face, propels you forward towards your goals and helps you through your darkest hours.
To help find your ‘why’, ask yourself these questions:
What am I good at?
What do I love doing?
What do I care about?
Somewhere in the answers you give you will find your inner drive, you will find your ‘WHY’.
Shameless plug at the end: These 3 question we use in the workshop ‘Making of a Champion’ -please check it out, specially if you are a young person or you work with young people.