Importance of “Why”

One thing I can say about being a college girl(or guy) with big dreams and the audacity to actually follow them, is that motivation is a must…well motivation with a side of a large coffee is probably more like it. I’m starting to see that it is important to understand your “why”. Why? Because it gives you meaning behind everything you do. Without understanding your “why” it will become difficult to stay motivated, especially during those long nights when you’re studying or working on your craft and something insane happens, like the wifi goes out or your computer crashes. Do you give up? Of course not. You have to remember your why. The reason for it all. The reason you decided to take on such a task in the first place.

Discovering my “why” was probably one of the best things that have happened to me. It gave me purpose and exposed my passion, and with that, The Posh Tip was born and so was my magazine obsession. I love a good cup of coffee, but there’s not a coffee strong enough to do that on its own.

What is my “why”?

Well, simply put I was born to create.
With understanding that, a lot of things somewhat fell into place. I love creative thinkers and a creative space where I can be free. I also love the game of a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. Trends come and they go and in the marketing, advertising, and public relations industry it’s essential to stay aware of the changes, and adjust accordingly. Lastly, reading and writing are my thing. In this industry staying updated on news is a must. Not just politically, but I have to know what’s going on in the entertainment industry, fashion industry, sports, etc. And well, writing simply comes with the territory. These all circle back around to my why and what keeps me going and inspired. I wake up everyday because I love to create, I was without a doubt born to do it.

The beauty of understanding your “why”, is that it is just the beginning to your journey. There are no limits and no boundaries. The world is 100% yours and you can do what you want with it. I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel unstoppable. It makes me feel like I can get the dream job, be the business woman I want, and simply create whatever my heart desires.  I’m eager to see where my why takes me in life and I’m eager to share those moments here, with each of you!

Share your “why” with me in the comments!


“Live in your purpose.
Follow your light. Love in your truth”
-Alex Elle


3 thoughts on “Importance of “Why”

  1. I love this!! There are people who have been here on this Earth far longer than us and have never considered their purpose. They focused on survival. However, I have learned in order to stay focused on where you are going. In order for you to be the person you want to be you need to have a purpose to guide you, as you said. I am driven by education through transparency I am very open and honest about my life and my experiences. Each and every one has shaped the woman I am, and will continue to shape the woman I will become. I love to share them with people in the hopes that it can help them see something in themselves or in life that wasn’t apparent before. I strive to remain porous so that I may soak up their knowledge as well. Enabling me to see varying perspectives. There is so much harmony that can be achieved by meeting people where they are and laying your cards on the table. I want my girls to know how to be open, honest, and avid life learners. Nothing is black and white. I want them to see the bigger picture and all the colors that create it.

    You are a beautiful girl with an insightful mind. I am excited to follow your journey, and learn from you as well.


    1. That is all so true! I’m glad you could relate to this. It is so important to me to stay on track and stay motivated and I love being able to share how I do that with everyone!

      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!

      -Teona Ringgold


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