Why

By George Matthew Adams

BEFORE you do a thing--ask Why? A great deal of the Lost Motion of the world results from Head-long Action--going into a task without Cause--without some definite Purpose--without first finding out--Why.

Before you do a thing--ask Why?

Let Why lead you on and save you Power. Simply answer with promptness its Silent questionings. Give unto Why a substantial reason for the fiber that is within you.

Before you do a thing--ask Why?

Ask yourself: "Why should I do this thing? Why should I refuse to do it?" Put your actions to the Why test. Think of the wealth of happiness that the habitual use of Why can bring you!

Before you do a thing--ask Why?

Make Why very personal. "Why do I squander so much Time? Why do I appreciate so little the chance to Live? Why do I use so small a fraction of my Brain Ability? Why do I not make more Friends? Why do I worry about things that Never Happen? Why do I scold when I should Cheer?" Why?

Before you do a thing--ask Why?

Keep Why busy about your House. And at the Night-fall of each day gather into convention the Whys of each Thought and Act.

Before you do a thing--ask Why?

Eliminate the regretful Why. Put yourself on the Stand hourly. Ask and Answer with fortitude and freedom--unafraid of Right conscientiously performed.

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