I’m always on the look out for good motivational tools; books, quotes, articles, videos, whatever I can get my hands on. Lately, I have been noticing a lot of attention being thrown toward discovering your WHY. From inspirational Beats vids to TED Talks, a lot of people are talking about this topic. More than your goals and wants, your WHY is a reflection of who you are and what you believe in. A clear picture of just what my WHY is has always been hiding just below the surface, but is only now beginning to surface.
I have been reading “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek and much like everything else I read, it is not just the words on the pages that I attempt to take in, but it is also the thoughts and tangents that exist in my mind that really embed the learning that I am undertaking. One such tangent is the determination of my WHY.
This Guy’s WHY:
- I believe that learning
- …is a life-long journey.
- …is a daily activity that enriches our lives and increases our understanding of the world around us
- …takes many different forms and cannot and should not be limited
- …is interacting with material in a meaningful way
- …is never complete
Yes, I’m an educator but it might not be for the reasons that many suspect. I am an educator because I believe in the power of learning and it drives WHAT I do and HOW I interact with the world. My WHY drives my decisions and my relationships, it defines who I am.
What drives you?