Why do We do What We Do? (Part I)

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”Socrates

I believe we do not ask ourselves why because we are afraid of the answer as much as of the empty space we might find in place of a true meaningful reason. My goal is to empower you to do otherwise, to look at self-questioning as a process controlled by you and essential for your professional and personal fulfillment and success.

Many people might think they constantly ask themselves questions and look for reasons why they do the things they do. Yet, I believe most of the time we come up, not with truthful whys, but with explanations and excuses for the ways we have handled situations or for the opportunities that we have let pass us by.

We must come to terms with the fact that the circumstances of our lives will forever shape our character, however, we have the power to create the positive or negative perspective through which we choose to see those circumstances, and the degree in which they may or may not affect our decision-making process towards achieving our future goals and taking responsibility for our failures. Once we accept the circumstances of our lives, our painful memories and traumas, the conflicting moments and the missed opportunities, we will be able to move forward with a better understanding of who we are, and therefore, of what we need.

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