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How I found my why in others

I had been in his office too many times to count. It was the office of one of my most influential mentors. The first time I sat across from him, I had felt nervous and unsure of myself. I still remember the way he leaned forward in his chair and stared me straight in the eyes. In a strange way, I felt as if he was looking right through me.

During that first meeting he challenged me. He told me,

“If what you want to become is different from what you are now, you will need to change what you are doing now.”

Since that meeting I had always strived to make sure my dreams and relationships were in alignment with my actions and values. Several years later I was back. I had grown and changed. In many ways I was no longer the same person. My mentor smiled at me and once again leaned forward to challenge me. “Grady, what makes you tick? What keeps you up at night?” He asked.

I stared back blankly. All I could say was, “I’m not sure.” After that meeting I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what makes me tick. I needed to find my “WHY”. Why do I do the work that I do? What is most important to me? Eventually, I discovered my WHY.

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