Bestselling author Simon Sinek got us thinking with his book Start With Why. Now learn how you can find it, with Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You Or Your Team by David Mead and Peter Docker. Here’s what you’ll learn.
Find Your Why
Few of us could readily define our purpose in life when asked but that’s just what Find Your Why authors David Mead and Peter Docker give you to the tools to do.
Defining our “why” isn’t something most can do on their own. With the help of the exercises presented, we learn to begin outlining a definition for ourselves and later refine it.
The process for finding your personal “why” and that of a group are different. First we learn to define our own, then to use the power of the tribe to find those of our organizations and teams.
The formula is simple. “To ________ so that ________.” Just fill in the blanks.
The task to find your why is fairly straight-forward. It’s why we get up every day and what we choose to devote our lives to.
Same Goal For Everyone
While one would think our purposes would be unique, those of the people shared throughout the book (including the authors) all sound strangely similar.
Here are 3 from the authors. It seems they all have the same “why”, just stated slightly differently:
- “To inspire people to do the things that inspire them so that, together, we can change the world.”
- “To enable people to be extraordinary to that they can do extraordinary things.”
- “To propel people forward so that they can make their mark on the world.”
In the end, do we all have the same purpose in life, just stated a bit differently? Maybe what motivates us all is much the same, even if we define it in our own unique way.
Why Ask Why
For many, having a stated purpose for everything they do will be a huge help. It can guide the choices we make and what we dedicate our energy to. Find Your Why gives you the simple tools to defining our “why” in life.
Grab a copy of Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You Or Your Team from Amazon now and learn to define your purpose today.