The Why and the What

I am on my journey these last few weeks but the road is bumpy. Whether it is my doing or simply life throwing me a curve ball I feel mostly lost. This is when I need to take deep breath and remember the why and the what that got me here. We all have times where we lose our sense of direction and motivation or we just can’t see it because we are overwhelmed in a particular moment. For me, it feels like the water has risen and I’m almost underwater. This is when we need to go back and evaluate if our why and our what are still authentic to ourselves.

My why and what are still the same although on some days they may look somewhat or seem different. My why has always been the same. I like to help others. It is being helpful to others that makes me joyous. My what manifests itself in the work that I do teaching, mentoring, and coaching. Sometimes we need a reminder to help us realize that the road is bumpy at times but we just need to stop and come back to what started us down this road in the first place. If we are excited still by what the work we do then keep going down the path. The passion is still there as is the belief in pursuing this type of life.

We all have days where we question what we are doing. This is normal. We just need to remember and evaluate the why and the what of your life. Otherwise, to quote the Talking Heads in their song Once In a Life Time, “you may ask yourself how did I get here?” We all want to answer that we chose what we do in life because it is meaningful to us and it is what drives us.


Published by Coach Carlos Lossada

Certified life coach with over 29 years experience in education, psychology, mentoring, and coaching (soccer). Carlos has a Masters in Counseling Psychology. His passion is helping others find their path to an authentic self.

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