Career

Why You’re Doing What You’re Doing?

People work better when they know what the goal is and why. People must look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.

– Elon Musk

Most of us don’t know what exactly we’re doing and why. Our lack of understanding of our work and the inability to find why is the most prominent cause of poor performance.

People start quickly with enthusiasm but end up failing miserably. At the first sign of failure, they give up because they don’t have a reason to continue their work.

After multiple failures, it takes more than confidence and motivation to keep working on the same project. It takes more than courage to look in the face of critics and answer them honestly that you’re still working on the same project.

You can do that only if you know what you’re doing and have a reason to do that work, not superficially but emotionally; you’re involved in that project with complete integrity.

Anybody can start anything for fun or money, but everyone doesn’t have the nerves to sail against the winds. Your ability to continue your work without suffering in painful times results from the association of your why with what you’re doing.

In your personal and professional life, irrespective of what you’re doing, you must know the work you can explain to a six-year-old child in a language she can understand adequately. It doesn’t demand intelligence; it requires integrity.

You must have a genuine reason to give to that child six years later why you are doing the same work that you were doing in the past, and when she turns eighteen, if you dare to face her and explain to her again with a smile on your face why you still do the same work with happiness. My dear friend, that’s a success. Now, you’re a successful person in the eyes of that girl. You know well what’s your way to live.

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