In writing as in life, “Why?” is almost always a question that needs answering, even if the answer is, “Because that’s what I choose to do.” But “Why” wields real power for your writing and your life!
Answers to the question, “why?” range from practical to thought-provoking to ironic for the reader. Some examples:
-Have you ever wondered why it takes one kind of person to run for office successfully and a contrasting type of person to hold the office?
-Why is it in our nature to do the same thing over and over, even when the result is undesirable?
-Why are there so many accidents at this corner?
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE YOUR WHY FOR BETTER WRITING AND A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE!
You feel you want to make a change, but can you say why?
You want to start or stop doing something. Why?
A person in the story chooses poorly. Why?
There could well be a Portal of Gold in the Land of Why!
Remember your first case of The Whys? Childhood, right?
THERE’S A WORLDLY SIDE OF WHY-
Hopefully, one day we can see that with an open and curious mind, the question “Why?” is a way to learn to become good caretakers of our planet. The future of humanity makes “why?” a vital question to ask under any circumstance.
But let’s take this question into the day-to-day.
For example, are you thinking about quitting your job, starting a new life, perhaps making a change in your relationship with your spouse? Why? Are you mulling over whether to go live in another country? Why?
“Why” is an excellent place to start almost anything. For example, “Why?” can illuminate whether or not to start a business or embark on a passion project. “Why this plan or idea, now?”
Every day I coach new authors like you to create forward momentum in every aspect of your writing, creative, or marketing projects by staying in touch with your “Why?”
If you didn’t stop and ask "why?" there is a good chance you’d pour thousands of words down rabbit holes that won’t provide value or the desired result.
Instead, I suggest you train yourself to ask “why?” about almost everything you do. You’ll waste less time, make fewer costly mistakes and enjoy the richness of your productivity.
As an author, the more you ask why, the less separation you have from yourself, and the more power you acquire to write what you want to write. You’ll start to notice what works for you and what doesn’t.
Drop me an email with your “whys,” and I’ll share my PRO TIP and my engineer-spouse theory of The Five Whys.
THE GREAT CLARIFIER
Have you ever thought of using “why” to help cleanse an idea in the waters of truth? “Why?” opens pathways, reveals possibilities, prevents problems, and reveals solutions.
What if “why?” could help you increase the vivid abundance of your work? What might it be like to include a little more “why?” in daily life, as well?