I have been on the commuter tube many times and it is always the same thing – (taking the northern line as an example here) every stop through Balham and Clapham more and more people are squeezing on to get a dose of their morning face pitting time! The smallest of gaps becomes the biggest when that one person thinks they can fit into it – much to the dismay of others around them. This blog is all about how to find your why!
The worst is when someone gets on at Clapham North and off at Stockwell – you can walk that distance in under 15 minutes! Why not get some morning exercise as well! As I am writing this blog post on the way to a coaching day, a large backpack has just been flung at me as someone turned around to view more people climb on.
I think this blog post is 50% rant and 50% questioning why we put ourselves through it.
– Tube update, just got to Kennington and it’s starting to thin out! Yay!! –
So if you’re a commuter reading this then I wish to ask you a question! Why? Why do YOU climb on the tube everyday and go to where you work? I am not asking the “Why” to figure out why you do the job you do or why you live where you do! I want you to answer the why are you doing these things? What is your end goal? Find your why!
Everybody needs to find their “why” in life otherwise everything you’re doing is just because you feel it is the right thing to do because your friends, family and school has told you that’s what you would be good at.
Finding your “Why” can free you up to do things you never thought you would or maybe even COULD do! Just take a step back for a moment, a step out of yourself, and take a look around at the people you know and work with and I want you to think about how many people actually know why they are doing what there doing? My bet is very few people will give you a deep truthful answer – most will be something along the lines of “oh because I get paid X amount and my expenses are X amount”.
Now focus back on you, you’ve seen the answers from your friends and family and now I want you to think of your answer. I want you to be honest to yourself, why are you doing the job you’re doing? Perhaps you have a passion for events or cake making and yet you’re working in a Bank or retail store.
Now what I’m saying is not quit your job tomorrow and start a job in your field of passion. But what you can start to do today is start to put the steps in place so in 3,6,12 months time you’re ready to take the leap and start making a living off your passion.
If you want to get into events then why not look to see if there is any weekend work or volunteer for a company! It may not be the position you want to be doing but at least you would be learning more about that industry!
One of the largest points focuses within Coaching is helping client “find your why” – having a goal and know why it is your goal, what that goal means to you and how you can and will achieve the goal can be life changing for some clients. This is one of the reasons I got into coaching, helping people find their why and be happier, more successful and moving forward in their life!
I shall leave you with this last snippet of information (and if you’re still reading then kudos and thank you!). Never let your life be mapped out or controlled by other people! We all have a map of this crazy thing called life and guess what? Every single one of us have different maps!
The most important thing you should be doing is enjoying what you do!
If you’re going to get onto the sardine train everyday then at least know WHY you’re doing it! So find your why and keep me updated with how you are doing!