I was watching this video today, the Simon Sinek TED talk, Start with why. I’ve seen it before and I think it’s very powerful. These were some thoughts I wrote down while watching it:
Why am I here? What is my why?
I believe in connection, that everyone has worth, that everyone is interesting and beautiful within.
I believe that Art, that the act of creation, the making of things, is a spark of divinity within humanity.
What can I do today that improves someone else’s life?
The goal is to do business with people who believe what we do.
But it’s not not just business, it’s also friendship and love. I want a life where all that is intertwined. That the worth of my time, as evidenced by my income, is inextricably linked with my why, with the reason that I’m here, with the people I push love out to.
I believe in freedom to pursue life on my own principles.
I believe in loyalty to ideals, not necessarily people. Ideals trump individual people. I believe in integrity to my values.
What I do simply provides the proof of what I believe, my why.