Finding Your ‘Why’

We live in a world filled by constant distractions. There are unlimited activities floating around us at all times that can take our attention, and often the ones that scream the loudest win. A simple way to improve your life is to discover your personal why. Once you find your why in life it makes life similar.

What Motivates You

Find whatever it is that gives you that extra push when you are tired and want to give up. That purpose you know you have inside of you that no else has but you deep down inside that greatness that everyone has but only a few reach.

Finding Your Purpose

This is easier said than done but this process is key to finding your ‘why’. In my experience when I was searching for my why I find it helpful to write down what you are interested in. Whatever it may be whether its traveling, your career, food or just sleeping write it down. No matter what it is the importance of writing it down will help you in finding your purpose.

What’s Important

Ask yourself the simple but sometimes difficult to answer question “ What’s important to you”. Some might answer and say their kids i.e family, money, status or waking up in the morning happy. No matter what your answer is you have to ask yourself and be truthful with your answer. After you find your “why” then go after it don’t worry about the expectations that are placed on you by others and sometimes by ourselves. We’re expected to be super people that run around and achieve a countless of different things every day to be great at work and in our personal life.

Final Thoughts

What’s the Point in being realistic if you have goals, dreams aspirations why settle for less. Don’t listen to the naysayers that will tell you “that’s not possible” or “I don’t think that’s realistic”. You can do anything and achieve anything you want to if you put your mind to it.  Have you found your “why” or purpose for your life? Comment below & if you like this post don’t forget to share!

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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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68 Responses to Finding Your ‘Why’

  1. Amazing points! I love this post, perfect way to start a Monday

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  2. caendicott says:

    Very nice post. It’s usually in finding yourself, or finding your why, that you find out how supportive the people around you are.

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  3. krstaten says:

    Thanks for sharing! Finding purpose and direction in a world full of distractions can be so difficult.

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  4. lmgarrington says:

    True words, especially at the end, “not listening to those naysayers.” You’re motivation inspires.

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  5. Liz says:

    Great post, I liked the fact that you separated motivation from purpose, because while they may impact each other they can be different things!

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  6. Thank you for this! Great words, so much love. I am going back to school even though sometimes even I think I am crazy…lol

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  7. ClearDope says:

    Love it!

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  8. Yasmine says:

    Your post is so inspirational ! I love it !

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  9. aheathtkc says:

    Thanks for this interesting post. Distractions are the death of a dream. I find so many people struggle in this area. The “why” you mentioned keeps me grounded and focused. It helps me say NO to distractions, at least some of the time.

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  10. Mykal Kamran says:

    finding your why is very important. I was writing something like this but your post said it best. Thank you.

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  11. UnrulyJulie says:

    Well said…
    My current ‘why’ has come from achieving what I’d always wanted, then realising ‘it’ wasn’t what I wanted it to be. But it did give me experience and a better insight into what was actually important to me.
    Life has it’s moments, so remember, it’s all about the journey.

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  12. Ruby Gee says:

    Finding your why is definitely necessary to help you grow, learn and work towards a goal. I think it’s ok for it to change along your journey too!! Have a great week Jay!! XO

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  13. I must say, I am pretty lucky in that, when I was born – I popped out knowing my WHY! It’s been a constant battle to GET TO my WHY… But it’s working!

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  14. Ms. A Nicole says:

    it’s crazy to me that in the Disney movies growing up we heard “you can be whatever you want to be”….
    and we were so eager to do so, then we get older and listen to the naysayers(as you say) and we forget. It took me this long to really understand that it is actually true! We create our own realities

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  15. Ms. A Nicole says:

    I appreciate you putting that back out into the universe, we all have to be reminded to stay positive and believe. Once we believe it, then we will see it!!!! I’m so grateful that I found your blog.☺

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  16. ljlhannah says:

    I guess great minds think alike. My post yesterday was very similar to this one. My purpose is relationship building. I am embarking on that journey through my blog and two books I am working on. Great post!


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  17. Love this! So good! Thank you 🙂

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  19. mrschinaboo says:

    I love this post👌🏾

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  20. One of my favorite quotes, “Once you have recognized your life’s work, get on with it.” — Philip Gerard

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    Reblogged this on Oluwakemi Toluwalase and commented:
    Thank you Jay for your life changing posts. Have a ridiculously amazing day 😘


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  22. Love it Now says:

    you are right about all your points, for me it is a process of discovering who we are. taking off all those layers of what we should or need to do or be and then finding the real Self. And this is indeed not easy 🙂

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  23. Really enjoyed reading this 🙂

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  25. Holly Ann Kurt says:

    Thank you for what you do, Jay Colby. Such a beautiful light in this world ❤

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  26. prinxy says:

    You are always nailing it….
    A Big 👏👏👏 to you Jay….
    Keep writing and keep inspiring

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  27. LPN says:

    Hi Jay,
    I don’t often find the time to read your posts every day yet I’m glad I did today.
    You writing is very thoughtful and resonating. I think what struck me about the post was the paragraph on purpose.
    Earlier today I wrote about something similar about what goals we should set as freelancers. Purpose was one of those.
    You know what they say about great minds and all that.
    Keep up the good work.

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  28. My first blog { ever } was on my why. My why is important to me and my family and I love the term to describe my purpose. I constantly am telling people WHY I live the way I do. Such a great read. Thanks for this.

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  29. lghiggins says:

    Good post. I very much agree with not letting negative people tell you what you can’t do. Turn a deaf ear to that kind of talk.

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  30. Taureenia says:

    I have rediscovered my purpose in life. But I’m constantly on the fence on pursuing it fully do to my reality. I have been on the fence about not continuing school next semester to focus more on myself that. But it’s complicated, so complicated. I haven’t said much to those I look up to (father, friends, etc.) because I know they’d talk me out of it. I have to walk this journey alone.

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  31. Shubham Paul says:

    It’s pretty interesting. We must find our purpose. We were born to accomplish a mission. A mission of humanity, love, peace and work. It soothes me whenever I read this sort of posts. Keep working, it will be worth. Stay positive. Peace.

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  32. AbitSheepish says:

    Brilliant! Very well said and something more people need to think about.

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  33. This reminds me of the movie “Collateral beauty” nice read.

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  35. louresa says:

    So inspiring ! Love your content and the message behind this article you 🌞

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    Jay, I just saw this page on my discover tab and I love it. I’m glad I read it especially for the strong message that puts us into thought about finding our purpose. Thank you Jay.

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  37. I would very much like to know my why asap. 24 years old and i feel like my life isn’t going anywhere. Or hasn’t even started yet. I feel like i’ve been stuck in a slump for years!

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    • Jay Colby says:

      I understand I was the same way for awhile. I would suggest trying to find a mentor to help you find your path. Also trying writing down your interests and try new things that you might not think is for you. But it might be your calling. Hope this helps thanks for reading!

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  38. hafararisay says:

    another great post

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  40. Love it! Effective and to the point!! I’ve recently been moving away from the corporate world and towards my passion for travel. It’s a journey, but at least my blog is a start!!

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  41. Anne says:

    very inspiring post. Agreed, you have to focus on your goals and dreams because if you listen to the people around you, you can’t go or achieve what you want to be.

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  42. Pete says:

    Sometime we just run out of time before we discover our personal ‘why’ or purpose in life. We all have a life’s road to walk down with its many twists and turns where some are lucky to find that extensional ‘why’ but for most of us we become content with the ‘why’ of the here and now. It is not a perfect answer to our life’s quest but for most it will just have to do.

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  43. Carla Laporte says:

    Great post! And something I needed to read this week as I re-evaluate my goals.

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