Thought I would share with you an interesting conversation I had with my 3y old daughter the other day.
Picture this: its 5am, and I am creeping out of the room to leave and my daughter sneaks up behind me in the darkness while the rest of the house slumbers in the stillness and says:
Daughter: Where are you going ?
Me: To work.
Me: because I have to make money
Me: Because I get paid to go and see patients
Me: um…. because the patients need me
Me: Because they are sick
Me: uh…Because I can try to make them better
Me: hmmm….Because I choose to help them
Me: Ah….I like helping others
Me: ( sigh of truth) it is my goal in life to help as many people as I can.
Daughter: ( silence) and she walks away
I learned a valuable lesson from this brief encounter. Keep asking the right questions to get clarity in what you do. In this case the question of WHY was paramount to clarify why I get up early in the morning and goto work. It was not for money, but in fact to help as many people as I can.
When the right question was asked, the answers went from an egoic “money” and prideful idea of “what I thought I can do, ” to finally a more balanced response of the truth.
Thank you daughter for teaching a valuable lesson, it is never too early in the morning to be humbled and learn.
I love you