If you are anything like me, (and human nature would suggest that you are) there are probably times when you question the choices that you have made. In particular you may wonder about your choice of chasing after the self employment dream. In my case this is complicated by the fact that I am not even half way there. I have made what I consider to be significant progress and I mostly accept that I make slow and meticulous steps forward rather than swift and bold grand leaps. There are times, however, when progress forward seems non-existent and those are the times that it is critical to have reminders of the "Whys."
Why are we doing, or attempting to do, what we are doing? Why did we choose it in the first place? Why do we continue? Some people may be motivated purely by the financial possibilities of self employment. For those who are I wouldn't recommend the slow meticulous route. But for those of us who value our time more than our money, who need to build our own dreams however impractical, who understand that less really is more, it is imperative that we know our whys.
I was reminded of one of my whys when I logged into my typepad account this morning and discovered that last Friday was take your dog to work day. http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2008/06/office-dogs.html I am fortunate that I get to take my dogs and my cats to work with me everyday. They are good sounding boards and never critical even if they are needy sometimes. I enjoy their company for the portion of my "work" that is self employment.
I hope someday to be writing this blog as an independent fully self employed person. There is only one way to make this happen and that is to continue. Knowing my whys makes continuing inevitable and forgetting or devaluing them make continuing impossible.
Know your whys and often the hows figure themselves out.