The power of “why”

About fifteen years ago I was offered the opportunity for mentorship by a prominent business person, who happened to share many of my values.

I still remember the brevity and depth of the first lesson. He simply asked, “Why”?

Then he followed up with, “If you answer the ‘why?’ often enough and continue to drill deeper into issues, you will find the root”. That was all of the first session…and it has served me well in business…but also in life.

Why do you do what you do – vocationally?

Why do you do what you do – in family?

Why do you do what you do – in relationships?

Why…do you live?

The last one is the toughest. We don’t normally think this way from day to day. Let me suggest that, until you deal with the last one, none of the others will find their true meaning.