What’s Your ‘Why’?

Sometimes we can lose our ‘Why’ for doing what we love.

It can be difficult, especially when external circumstances affect it. I’ve experienced this myself over the last few months with the transition to online university. I’ve lost my love for languages, teaching and journalism because my university experience, course and Erasmus Year Abroad has been turned upside down by the pandemic.

I’ve been in a funk and lost touch with my ‘Why’ for studying languages and even being at uni. I know somewhere inside is my ‘Why’, but I’ve not been allowing my action to flow from it. I’ve not ‘felt’ it for a long time.

My ‘How’ for reaching my goals and aspirations has and will change. This is good and often necessary. For example, until recently, I probably wouldn’t have considered language tutoring over the internet, but after the ‘Zoom’ revolution of the past year, it’s looking increasingly likely that this is something I will do in the future.

But losing my ‘Why’ for learning languages will be a lot more damaging in the long term. Right now, I need to spend some time reflecting on the reasons why I’m doing what I’m doing.

What’s your ‘Why’ for your work? How do we rediscover the passion for our ‘Why?’

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