Our why is the constellation of our dreams, passions and values. Perhaps the best way to think about our why is what we live from rather than what we aim for. This makes why a practice of presence rather than postponement.
This is a more realistic and useful perspective when we embrace the notion that the future is largely uncertain. An optimistic aim is a confident guess about a future with knowns and knowable and unknowable unknowns. We don’t really know. A clear why doesn’t require futuristic certainties. It works more from humility than confidence.