"Finding Our WHY; Our Purpose" with Rev Carla
Please join me for a very important Community Meeting on Saturday, April 6 from 9am - 3pm. We will be exploring our WHY, our purpose for being a community at Unity of Madison. Bring a lunch, beverages will be provided.
Please watch this Simon Sinek video before the meeting: How Great Leaders Inspire
The WHY corresponds to the limbic brain, which is responsible for our feelings, such as trust and loyalty. This part of the brain drives all human behavior and decision making but has no capacity for language. This is how we are hardwired; it’s biology, not psychology.
But a WHY is who we are wherever we are—not just at church, but also at home, work or with friends. Though it may seem strange to speak in these terms, church is actually a WHAT. Your WHY will come not from talking about your church/spiritual community, but from talking about the feelings your church evokes in you.
During the Why Discovery process, you will inevitably find that the contribution you make to your church members and the impact it has on everyone are the same contribution you will make and impact you will have on others in any situation that brings out your best self. The bottom line is your church is not your WHY. The reason your best friend loves you is the same reason your significant other loves you, and it’s the same reason your best client or colleagues love you too.
Our WHY is our purpose, cause or belief—the driving force behind everything we do.
Our HOWs are the actions we take when we are at our natural best to bring our WHY to life.
Our WHATs are the tangible manifestation of our WHY, the actual work we do every day.
While other individuals or organizations may express their WHY in a way that is similar to yours, it’s HOW you bring your WHY to life that makes you unique. As a result, the combination of your WHY and HOWs is as exclusively yours as your fingerprint.
Like the Why Statement, HOWs are not aspirational. They do not express who we want to be. They express the manner in which we actually behave—the things we actually do—when we are at our best. They are the actions we can choose to take on a daily basis to help ensure that we’re creating the type of environment in which we thrive.