“What” we do each time is important – it facilitates our progress in life.
But to what end is this enterprise of progress undertaken? “Why” are you engaged in
what you are doing or about to do?.
Pause and conduct a search for the “why”?- the reason.
The answers to a “why” question will open limitless options of doing what one does.
It will set out the “purpose” and allow you to explore varied ways of achieving same.
It will give you other perspectives you may not have considered earlier.
Equally, it will bring to live the essence of the saying “there are many ways of killing a cat” – by helping you appreciate the reason and the options.
Your ability to deliver and outperform on a task starts with understanding “why” the task not just because it must be perform.
Discovering why, helps to generate the list of “what” must be done and “how” they must be done.
To truly work smart, you must master the art of asking the “why” question before starting a task.
So, remember it is always the “why” before the “what” and “how”.