Thinking Clearly — Archive of past newsletters Volume 2

#213 – the inner WHY



Learn how to find a strong and motivating “inner why.”

Grab pen and notebook and frame a page:

Give it a title. It can be the name of a project or task that you are working on now.

2. In the top-right corner, leave space for exploring all your motivations for doing this project.

Why do you want to do this?

Optional: add little icons to each reason.

3. Look at each of your reasons, and ask yourself:

-Is this something I’m trying to avoid?(Loosing my job, making mistakes, failing)

-Is this within my control or is it a result ties to others?(Success, positive feedback)

4. Focus on the motivations that don’t fit the questions in 3.

These are your INTRINSIC motivations and they will help and guide you through uncertainty.

With love,



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