My Why

Throughout life I’ve read and heard in many places the question of what is your why.

I’ve always figured I knew it. Nonetheless, I figured it may be a good practice to go ahead and put some down on paper, so here I go.

Why do I do what I do in a daily basis?

Why do I put myself through hardships on purpose?

What is my why? What do I want in this life to create my why?

I want to be a great ancestor

I want to do as much as possible to live on in the memories of those I leave behind

I want my kids and their kids to think of me and realize there’s no limits to what one can do and achieve

I want to be a great example of a man in the mental, emotional and physical

My kids, my family and my manhood are my why

To prove myself that I have no limits

To prove myself that I have so much left in the tank

I want my life to have meaning and purpose

I have a huge responsibility to my children. They will forever say “but Dad did so”. I want to make sure it is in a positive manner

I Need my life to have purpose. Not a typo, above I said want…

If my words are going to have more meaning once I pass on, then I need to maximize the amount of meaningful words I have available for others

I want people to smile when they remember me because of my good heart

I want my name to remind others of a disciplined life

I want to be remembered as a man with deep thoughts. Maybe not the smartest but definitely a curious minded man

I want to be remembered as thoughtful, tough, passionate, strong, meditative and determined

I want others to know I always strived for more and worked hard for it while being perfectly happy with where I was and what I had at any and every given moment. I went to the next level to challenge myself and to be a great example, not chasing anything other than becoming better than my old self

I want my kids to know I had no regrets. Tough lessons yes but I needed them to become who I am

I want to die without any dreams unfulfilled

I want my kids to know I didn’t suffer on my way out. I smiled on my last minutes and felt overwhelmingly thankful for this journey and for allowing me to be their father

I am ok with the final day for it is life and I’ve come to terms with this. But I want to live on in your hearts and minds

I want to be your very own philosopher (lover of wisdom)

When it comes to my Why, it feels selfish to live a life for myself. I feel fulfilled to live a life for others

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  1. Jim,

    I’m so elated that you are clear about your purpose. Without it, there would be no sense of direction land no true meaning for what you do.
    I know you’ve touched many throughout your life in the many roles that you have filled. From my vantage point, with certainty I can affirm that, not only have you made me proud, you’ve inspired and continue to do so along the journey. I looked forward to making memories, learning and growing together.

    Keep living life grounded on your WHY, and being a great example many you touch along the journey.

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