One of the exciting things when you explore your Why is the new sight you get; the clarity you receive and the understanding that occurs.
Our experience in assisting people to explore their Why, and the process we take them through, allows us to observe individuals and groups and their responses. And the deeper knowledge we have gained is what you, as an individual, need to bring to the process of exploring your Why.
So, no matter how you are exploring your Why we would encourage you to consider the following.
Why is it important to let go?
It is important to let go of “what I have to do” and see this frame for what it is – something you feel compelled to do. Sometimes this compulsion is “your Why” but sometimes it is not. So let go and relook.
Opening up is a process of allowing other concepts, ideas and thoughts find their way into your consciousness.
This takes courage for many because it requires us to change our self-talk. Opening up and letting new ideas in and giving ourselves an open orientation requires us to also quiet the voices that might whisper “you can’t do that”.
Affectus has seen people not only do the above but also get their new Why between their teeth and dig. This is where the exploring your Why really kicks into gear.
Even in a 3-hour workshop we have seen people's enthusiasm and passion spur them on. They then work really hard to see their Why clearly. And they more deeply understand what is drawing them to their new understanding of their Why. This step takes honesty.
Many consider this simply about the individual. However, in one of our recent Exploring Your Why workshops, participants found that understanding yourself was actually about understanding oneself in relation to others.
The powerful activity of stepping into the Circle of Why was full of information. Information about others:
- that circle around our lives and therefore our Why
- who will share in the Why
- help with the Why
- have the same or similar Why
- be impacted by the Why.
And therefore understanding yourself is linked to…Sharing with others.
The concepts that we are providing here are not sequential they are present all the time during the why exploration.
Over our many years of assisting leaders transform we have done research about the power and importance to “sharing”. Sharing where you are headed, what you have found. It is amazing how helpful it is to “share your Why”.
We have seen these concepts swirling around in rooms where “Why explorers” are thinking, talking and imagining why. But we are convinced that to really get to your Why, then you need to bring them fully to the exploring experience.
We have a number of Exploring Your Why workshops scheduled and now have 60 Explorers.
We invite you to come and Exploring Your Why with Affectus.