if you can't tell me WHY, don't even tell me WHAT
We spend so much time constructing our outsides, but why? We focus our energy and attention on looking good, but to what end? I've got a big goal of running an ultra-marathon, but even I have sat with the question this past week of why I'm doing this... No wonder my training has floundered.
A purpose acts as an anchor. I remember who I am, what I believe, what I'm committed to, why it matters. When I don't have that sense of purpose, the ambiguity or apparent superficiality can drain energy and sabotage action. It doesn't matter if what you're doing is noble, if you don't see it and believe it for yourself, it won't work. Let alone the fact that others won't understand what you are doing, we need to know the purpose to sustain ourselves in the work we do.
Maybe you're not like me. Maybe you don't need a reason. I might be skeptical because I know I do.
If you can't tell me why don't even tell me what.