There are a couple reasons why it is imperative that you embrace the power of “Why not?”
- Physically – it pushes you to new levels of experience. Maybe today on your walk you decide to run. Maybe tomorrow at work you decide to ask your boss if you can work at home. Maybe you decide to have a day of the week totally to yourself. It isvery low risk and there is way more to gain.
- Intellectually – It stimulates your mind more. It makes you think outside the box. It makes you more creative.
- Psychologically – You become enlightened. Seriously. Often times the “why not” part of the equation is more important than the “why” part of the equation. It is considering the outside space, the unnecessary, the blind spots, the unusual places that people’s minds don’t often find themselves.
“Why Not” is the ultimate sign of your intuition working. I can’t even count the number of times I have said “why not” to a route, routine, or schedule change, and have ended up meeting someone I haven’t seen in a decade. It’s freaky. But it’s awesome.
Stuff like that happens ALL THE TIME when you constantly ask yourself “why not?”
But the single greatest gift of “why not?” is its ability to make your life worth living. If you constantly need justification for everything you do, you’re probably going to live a pretty low-key, routine-dominated life that limits you intellectually, physically, and psychologically.
“Why” inherently means you don’t want to overcome inertia and change your routine.
One of the funny things is this: You know that your reason for doing (or not doing) something is pretty lame when you can’t answer the “why not?” question.
It’ll help you remember that the only way to completely free yourself when you’re stuck in life is this:
Every day, ask yourself “Why not?”
It makes your life awesome.