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Don’t Stop at Your Why

home-doorknobI’m a big fan of Simon Sinek’s message in his popular TED talk (Start with Why) and book by the same title. But, a lot of people start with their Why and get stuck.

The WHY is the easy part. The hard part is figuring out the WHAT and HOW.

It’s helpful to think about this in terms of vision, mission, and work plan.

Your WHY is your vision statement. It’s what you want to see in the world and/or your life. It’s the big picture that serves as the guiding light for all you do. It’s a statement that reflects what you value most, how you want to feel, and the way you want to live.

Your WHAT is your mission statement. What exactly will you do to manifest your vision? What’s the vehicle? What are the big stepping stones ahead?

Lastly, your HOW is your work plan. It’s all the work and resources that go into fulfilling your WHAT. These are the small, bite-sized action steps that you take and update along the way.

Your WHY is too important for you to get stuck on it. Create your WHAT and HOW today.

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DEBBIE LACY is the author and creator of Ready, Set, Manifest!™, a guiding paradigm for people who are ready to take a leap in their lives but haven’t yet taken a step. Debbie’s TEDxOlympia presentation, In Search of Purpose and Lunch, is a great example of her unique use of metaphors to create powerful tools for insight, action, and growth. Debbie and her husband reside outside of Seattle with their son and two dogs.

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