Apparently I ask “Why?” a lot!
“Mr Why” (that’s me, Stephen Spry) earned this nickname back in the 80’s and 90’s when I was a High School Careers Adviser talking to teenagers and helping them explore their career options. It seems I asked the students a LOT of questions… always trying to probe further into their reasoning by asking “But why?” to every answer they gave.
And since they I was Mr Spry, it didn’t take long for me to become “Mr Why” 🙂
Funnily enough, I didn’t realise the significance of this until just recently. Let me explain…
“The Importance of Why”
If you haven’t heard of Simon Sinek, do check out his TED talk about “Start with why — how great leaders inspire action”, by watching the 18 min video…
In a nutshell, Sinek says
It is very important that YOU understand the events… the STORIES that shape YOUR life… the stories that all lead up to the NOW – and the WHY!
So WHAT is your story? And HOW has YOUR story shaped your WHY?
It should help you to sort your own story out, by seeing how I arrived here, by diving deeper into MY why… Please, take a few minutes, and enjoy the show! It’s got everything! Love, drama, fun etc… they should turn it into a TV show – NOT!
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