Start With Why
For a while now i’ve toyed with the idea of putting the rants and raves of my ever so restless mind down on paper but I didn’t want to do it until I could answer the question of “Why?.”
According to Simon Sinek, the answer to this question is what we should start with. The thing that the brands we love, the leaders who we choose to follow and the outliers we look to in wonder have in common is that they all start with this question. The ground breakers, leaders and pioneers didn’t define themselves with what they did but inspired their audience with why they did it. If you’re not familiar with this idea, then I would strongly recommend you take 18 minutes out of your life to watch this:
Now assuming you’ve watched the video, if you’re anything like me you’re now feeling pretty inspired by how such a simple idea can have a significant impact on how we approach our decisions both in business as well as personally. So let me start with why this blog:
It’s a better alternative than talking to myself which is what I would resort to in order to formulate my scattered thoughts and ideas. Hopefully, the process will make me be a better thinker by stopping me and forcing me to delve deeper into matters of life and the worldview that shapes them - I know deep stuff.
The process of writing takes discipline so i’ve been told by writers I admire so i’m hoping this will give me that and help me become a better writer - we can all hope!
Running a fast-growing startup, making a film and meeting new interesting people - all has an effect on who I am so this is my attempt to journal the changes. Also I would like to put some of these experiences in a film someday so since I have a memory like a fish this will hopefully be a good uncensored reference document.
I make a fair share of mistakes that not everyone needs to make so i’ll put them out here and you may learn from them or at the very least you’ll know you’re not the only person in the world who made that mistake.
I come across a lot of “cool” stuff so I thought instead of being selfish and keeping it to myself i’ll share it with the world - I know i’m nice like that.
So there it is, my first ever blog post about why I decided to start this blog. Now i’ll leave you with this question - If you don’t know why you’re doing what you’re doing then why are you doing it in the first place?
P.S. Thanks Lucy for the blog name : )