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The Why... The reason we all look for, the ultimate answer to the biggest question. What is my purpose? Finding your Why demands that we look deep inside ourselves with clear eyes and ruthless honesty.

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The Why...

  1. 1. The Why… By Amber-Lee Dibble, aka Alaska Chick
  2. 2. The Why..  The Why is what inspires us.  The Why is what motivates us.  The Why is what heals our hearts.  The Why is what speaks to others.  The Why is the window into our souls.  The Why is what connects us.
  3. 3. “Wabi Sabi The beauty in it’s imperfection. Do you see the beauty?” ~ Kaarina Dillabough
  4. 4. The Why is what inspires us.
  5. 5. Inspire: To fill with the urge or ability to do or feel something. To stimulate, encourage, rouse, energize and to guide.
  6. 6. “The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave.” ~ Ronald Duncan
  7. 7. The Why. The Why is your purpose. Yours. The reason you were created. The reason you are alive. The reason you haven’t quit. The reason you have suffered. The Why is your gift to the world.
  8. 8. “The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  9. 9. Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are - and aren’t - that you will truly succeed. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. 10. The Why is what motivates us.
  11. 11. Motivation: It is the reason one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
  12. 12. “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” ~ Camille Pissarro
  13. 13. You MUST keep going. You MUST continue to grow and learn. You MUST love again. You MUST dream again.
  14. 14. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein
  15. 15. The Why is what heals our hearts.
  16. 16. “Bad things can happen, and often do… but they only take up a few pages of your story; and anyone can survive a few pages.” ~ James A. Owen
  17. 17. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” ~ Barry Finlay
  18. 18. “We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” ~Winston Churchill
  19. 19. “I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  20. 20. The Why is what speaks to others.
  21. 21. Walk the Talk Every single day, every night. Alone or while you are in the company of others. When you are happy and satisfied. When you are heartbroken or betrayed. Walk the Talk when you are exhausted and when you are excited and ready to rock. Walk the Talk. ~ Alaska Chick
  22. 22. “If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  23. 23. “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
  24. 24. The effort, the failures, the betrayals, the pain, the loneliness and the fears; we all have them, are overcome by them and fall to them.
  25. 25. "The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain." ~ Jennifer Anniston
  26. 26. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  27. 27. “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  28. 28. “You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.” - Winston Churchill
  29. 29. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” - Albert Einstein
  30. 30. "Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ~ John Muir
  31. 31. The Why is the window into our souls.
  32. 32. “The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” ~ Jack London.
  33. 33. “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” ~ Brian Tracy
  34. 34. "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." ~ John Muir
  35. 35. “Once we’re thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it’s only here that the new and the good begins.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  36. 36. “Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness.” ~ Scott Adams
  37. 37. The Why is what connects us.
  38. 38. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  39. 39. “We’re afraid, it’s because we don’t know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.” ~ E. Nightingale
  40. 40. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. “ ~ Thomas A. Edison
  41. 41. “Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. “ ~ Dandemis
  42. 42. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." ~ Helen Keller
  43. 43. The Why.