Finding Your ‘Why’

At Girls To The Front, we aim to help enhance female artist’s careers through both professional and personal development. In this blog, we are tackling the ominous subject of ‘you’, and helping you discovering what makes you tick. Finding your why is about understanding who you are and what you are trying to achieve in life; we will be stripping back to find our core beliefs in order to help bring our career goals to fruition. 

Here at GTTF, we are all about making you the best version of yourself, and we truly believe that getting to the core of why you are doing what you’re doing will not only elevate your career goals, but enhance your ability to create and expand yourself on both a personal and professional level.  Whole lifetimes can go by without people sitting down and asking themselves these big questions; by deliberating over these when you are at the start of your career, you will enhance yourself, your work and your effect on those around you. 

In order to find our ‘why’, we are going to have to do some digging. So, grab a pen and paper, maybe light a candle, light that incense, and set the vibe for some inner contemplation. 

Without getting too bleak here, you need to consider how do you want your life to be measured by taking time to really consider what matters most to you. Step back from the complexities of millennial living and hone into your core values and beliefs; look beyond Instagram likes and Hinge matches and search for what fulfilment looks like in your world. Are you someone who will measure your life by the amount of money you make, the amount of recognition you have for your work, or simply by the amount of times your belly hurts from laughing with your mates. It’s important to know that there are no wrong answers here; whatever makes you tick as an individual is what makes you, YOU. Considering the way you want your life to be measured will give you clarity, focus and direction in all aspects of your life, and help you achieve your maximum, awesome potential. 

Next in our journey of self reflection, it’s time to look back at your life (no therapist chair required). When finding our ‘why’, it is important to consider past events in our life, be they good or bad, as they help underpin our beliefs. Looking back at your life, consider your transformative moments, events that would be on the end credits of your life, The Movie. When finding our ‘why’, it is important to analyse these moments, and find correlations between them. Did you show strength? Confidence? Vulnerability? By questioning how we approached our transformative moments, we can assess how we achieved success, and channel these characteristics into shaping our why. 

Congratulations ! You have now dug up the roots of your belief system and had some serious inner reflection; we hope you are feeling suitably Zen. Once you have found what gives you goosebumps, what makes your tummy turn with excitement, run with it! Hold your ‘why’ close to you throughout your career, and live by it !

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