3 Questions To Ask Yourself To Help You Stop Living In Default

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” – Art Turock

I was looking through my note book yesterday and noticed that I had written down the word “DEFAULT” twice in a few days. I was in totally different situations and environments each time I wrote that word, but I remember the context being very similar.
The first time I wrote it I was in a coaching session learning about communication. The coach was teaching us that to become masters at communication we need step outside our own default to match other people’s default as it enables us to better build rapport and establish trust. The second time was during a conference I attended for work and had the pleasure of listening to an incredible motivational speech about obstacles giving us the opportunity to step out of our default and enable us to grow.
They say that words are the most powerful force available to humanity and I couldn’t agree more. This word has resonated with me more than I could ever have imagined. Default has suddenly challenged my thoughts, my now and my future as I don’t want to simply float through life and wait for things to come to me. I want to embrace change, face my fears, overcome obstacles and fulfil my purpose in life.

If you’re sick in living in default I would recommend asking yourself these 3 questions..

  1. What is your passion?
  2. What are your values?
  3. What matters most to you?

Once you are clear of your answers make a plan to get to where you want to be as now you have something incredibly powerful; you have found your “why” and this is what drives motivation and activates commitment.

Please share with me your “why” as I love getting to know my readers!

Thanks for reading 😊✌🏻


  1. Sadah says:

    This is wonderful.

  2. I was struggling with living in default thanks for the tips!! 😊

  3. adultraising says:

    My why is to make happy memories with my family and to give my kids a great childhood.


  4. Inspiring post lovely! 😀 My “Why” is the love in my life… My husband and my son!!! Giving them the best of me, and enjoying the best of them! 😀 xxx

  5. manyofus1980 says:

    Great tips! Thank you for them!

  6. toinspireus says:

    Thanks for the three questions. I have written them down so I can thoroughly give great answers to them all. My current why is to work for myself harder than I do on my current earned income job so I will never be homeless again. I am a great work in progress. I really love your blog.

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