S:1315 Principle: Why Work?

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


A character in a book, when asked by another why he was quitting his job and heading out into the world, replied, “I’ve been working since I was 10. I just want to find out why.”

There are so many people who never ask, much less get an answer, to that important question. They know how to work, have done plenty of it, just never discovered why.

Of course this is not about the survival whys (food, shelter, etc.). Those are easy. And frequently only ‘cover’ stories about why they are working. Perhaps they never have given themselves permission to choose more satisfying work and so are stuck in the shoulds and have-tos.


Coaching Point: Why are you working?


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