Remembering why we are doing something
Sometimes I forget why I'm doing, what I'm doing.
Have you ever done that?
I'm not just talking about a memory problem, although that's possible too.
I have called someone because I want to tell them something.
And then, after just choosing the place for a while, not talking about anything particular.
Well, I forget why I called that person in the first place.
That's a memory problem.
I guess that counts too.
But I'm talking about a deeper problem, a bigger, why?
At one point, there was a reason we do something.
For long-term projects, we need to remind ourselves of that reason.
It's always could to ask ourselves why.
Why did I start to learn a language?
Why did I join this club?
Why my friend was this person?
Why did I get married?
If we get lost in the doing, in the living, in the everyday of being, then we can lose sight of the "why".
I think we need indeed remind us of why.
Or else it's tough to finish what we started.
We stop starting. We quit the club.
We end our friendships. Our marriages get damaged.
There's nothing wrong with asking why.
In fact, sometimes I think it can be very healthy and help we appreciate what you have and what you are doing.
Talk about it.
Is there something you are doing but you've forgotten why you starting it?
Is it a kind of distant memory?
Did you ever forget why you are doing something...
How do you remind yourself why you are doing something?
Do you write memos?
Does your mind ever go blank and yourself suddenly forget what you are doing?
Do you ever space out and not pay attention to what's going on?
What are some other methods for you to prevent yourself from forgetting?
What do you do when you see someone that you know, but have forgotten his name?