“Why am I doing this?”
Have you ever asked yourself this question? Unfortunately, many people don’t. But I found myself asking this as I sat down to start a blog.
There are many different reasons why someone would want to start a blog. There are tons of blogs out there already, one for every topic you can probably imagine.
So many… that the thought of starting “another blog” can be really intimidating!
“Who is going to read it?”
“Who would WANT to read it?”
“What do I have that’s interesting enough to talk about?”
“Will anyone even find it in the great abyss of the world wide web?!”
If you have ever considered starting a blog, a YouTube channel, or anything of the like…. you KNOW what I’m talking about. I know you’ve asked yourself all of these questions, plus more.
SO….. instead of trying to figure out all the “how’s” and “what’s”……… I decided to ask myself the WHY….
Why am I doing this? Why should I blog?
Why do you do what you do?
Your “why” in life always the best place to start. It can be a way to determine if your motives are good or not. Which can be a good way to determine the likelihood of you committing, and actually sticking with something… or not.
Let me give an example. An example that I am sure almost all of us can relate to in some sort of way.
Many people WANT to workout. Some people TRY to workout. And then FEW people actually workout on a regular and consistent basis.
Why is this? Some of you may have not even thought to ask why. Or others may have come to to their own conclusions. Like…. “Oh that person is just more disciplined than me.”
This may be true in a general, broad sense. But it is not THE reason why.
The reason why some people work out and some people don’t, is their WHY.
I can tell you from personal experience. I used to always be that person in the middle, the “SOME PEOPLE”. I had good desires and intentions, and even worked out off and on for short periods of time. But, it never lasted. And I beat myself up for it. During this time, my reason, (or my why), for working out was for appearances. “Vanity”, if you will. That reason was not a good enough reason for me, and so I never stuck with it.
(Side note: I am not saying that appearance is not a good enough why. For some people it is enough; and these people stick with it and even enter competitions and make it a hobby!)
Later on in life, I had gone through some health issues. (Nothing serious). During this time I felt like crap and was actually not ABLE to work out for about a year or so.
Once I got past all of that, my doctor not only gave me the go-ahead to work out… but I actually felt good! And I WANTED to work out. I now wanted to work out because I felt happy, and blessed to be healthy. Every day I would go to the gym and think about lucky I was that I could be there, because there are a lot of people who can’t be there.
My “why” changed.
It changed from vanity, to gratefulness. And gratefulness has been a good enough “why” for me. It has kept me consistent. And not only that, but I enjoy my workouts. Instead of hating them, and grudgingly “getting through” them.
Annyyywaaaaaayyss…… that is my small life lesson for today. LOL. I say all of that to say that…. after thinking about it…. I decided that I needed a WHY for blogging. Not a “what”. I have lots of “what’s”, and I will figure them out as I go. (A topic for another post).
Why am I doing this? Why am I blogging?
My WHY is…. because I want to help others. I want to help teach, motivate, encourage, push, inform, and even love on people! I have a unique life that no one else has. We all do.
I have been through quite a few things already in my life, and I feel that there is at least one thing that I can share that can help another person. Even if it’s one person.
I personally feel like popularity, glory, recognition, or money would not be good enough “why’s” to keep me on track. And in the end, what’s the point of it?
Don’t get me wrong…. I am not already claiming to be the best, most avid blogger you ever knew. I don’t know how long I will do this, or where it will lead to. But, at this point in time…. I feel like this is what God wants me to do.
It came to my mind randomly one day, and has not left since.
So, I plan on being here until God tells me otherwise. And that may mean once a week, or once a month… who knows.
But here I am…. pursuing what my spirit is telling me for now.
Step #2 of trying to live life, one moment at a time.