When I decided that I wanted to create Inlightenment, I had to begin by asking myself WHY. In order to do that, I had a small conversation with myself, where my voice was talking to my mind. The conversation went a little something like this:
My voice: Hey what’s up Marsh. You seem real excited about this Inlightenment thing, WHY?
My mind: The reason I am excited about it,
is because I get the chance to use different ideas to inspire and motivate people to create change within their lives. It’s a great opportunity for me to create something, where there is a variety of ideas to play with.
My voice: That seems interesting. So why do you want to inspire and motivate people?
My mind: Well, I feel that the world can be very negative at times, and a lot of people don’t have any form of positivity to turn to. That is where Inlightenment comes in. Inlightenment will be able to give them a spark of positivity, in hopes of that positivity sparking something within themselves to make a change for themselves. I want everyone to be happy with who they are and where they are in life. If they are not happy, I want people to remain positive and start the process of getting to the level of happiness they seek. Change is important, and for most people it can’t happen if it’s rooted within negativity.
Because I started off by asking myself WHY, I was able to create Inlightenment. Because of Inlightenment, I am able to write this message to you today. “WHY is a powerful word that can steer you in the right direction. Start using it.”
If something didn’t go right this week, ask yourself WHY. That “why” can lead to the whats and the how’s that can be helpful in coming up with an answer to your “why”. If you didn’t get that job or internship you wanted, call or email that employer back and ask them why. If you didn’t win first place in a competition, ask the judges why.
Sometimes we want so many answers to many different questions, but we can’t get them. If you have the chance to get an answer to your WHY, you should take that opportunity to get that answer. Don’t have your mind cluttered with WHY knots. WHY knots are a bunch of WHY’s tangled together into this knot of confusion. Untangled those WHY knots by asking that WHY question, so that you can begin to head in the right direction.