28-Day “Life Well-Lived” Challenge: Day 5 Know Your Why

The 28-Day “Life Well-Lived” Challenge is a journey, not a destination. It is a an opportunity to unleash a life stuck in neutral. Whether it is career choices, romantic relationships, or financial freedom, “Life Well-Lived” offers a wholistic approach and a safe space for addressing a personal issue head-on so we can take one step closer to becoming the very best version of ourselves, living a Beautiful Life.

By Melissa Turner

Ask most anyone what is their “Why?” and the answer will be a “deer caught in the headlights,” “Umm… Uhh…” stumbling-around kind of answer. It’s true. I was there too until not so long ago it was time for me to be confronted with answering my own “Why?”

Why do you do what you do? Why do I do what I do? We are all fully equipped and empowered to make a difference in our own unique and individual way. We are all Changemakers with unique gifts, talents, and passions to inspire and uplift others and to light the way to a brighter future.

But, let’s go ahead and ask the question: what is the “Why?” behind what we do from day-to-day? In what ways does identifying our own unique “Why?” inform us as to whether or not we are fully pursuing our life’s purpose?

When we know who we are, where we came from, what we believe, what our purpose is, and where we are going, then we are like a house built on the strongest foundation with the best materials and we can weather any storm. Instead of bending in the wind, we stand strong and tall. We are supported by purpose, direction, and focus.

“Life-Well Lived” Challenge

Day Five Challenge: Know Your Why

When I “Know My Why” I am empowered to more fully pursue Life Well-Lived so others can live well. I move from a directionless life of “going through the motions” to living on purpose, with purpose. “Knowing My Why” is motivating.

Day Five Power Word: Purpose

Day Five Affirmation: I am choosing to live each day focused on loving God, loving others, and loving myself in such a way that I am living on purpose, with purpose. This mindset motivates me to achieve my goal of “Being a Financially Independent Woman” (fill in the blank with your goal for the 28-Day Challenge) to more fully pursue Life Well-Lived so others can live well.

Day Five Action: Take 30 minutes to meditate on my “Why?” and then as the answer presents itself take some additional time to write out a life purpose or mission statement based on my “Why?” and the unique gifts and talents I was born with to achieve it. Find a place where I can put this life purpose or mission statement so I can look at it regularly and meditate on it as I allow it to shape the course of my thoughts, choices, and actions each day.

Until tomorrow!