Until you answer the question why, the cost will always be too high

My kids have this down (at least for now). That’s why they are always asking Amanda and I the question: “Why?” They know that it doesn’t matter unless they know the reason they are doing or the function of the object in question.

  • Why do you do your job?
  • Why does that particular ministry exist?
  • Why does your church do the things it does?
  • Why do you blog, or coach, watch TV, play games, etc?
  • Why do you want to get married or have kids?

Why, why, why? This question might get annoying in a blog post, but it is a vital question to entertain.

Asking the question, why, gives one purpose and intentionality. And it allows you to count the cost before hand.

This is part of a series called Patty Proverbs. When I was in college @ Multnomah University in Portland, our professor, Dr. Steve Patty, shared some proverbial leadership wisdom with his students. These are his “proverbs.”