Living Life Artistically No.16 with Giorgio Dimichina

Living Life Artistically 


Essays and Art  

by Giorgio Dimichina

The Why Factor


Giorgio Dimichina


Ever wonder why some people attempt things others will not? Why do some individuals work harder at relationships or work at accomplishing a particular goal all while refusing to give up?  I have come to learn that the reason is because of the “WHY” of it or the reason for doing it.

The “WHY” of doing something needs to have a greater reward attached to it than whatever work or risk may be involved. This holds true either when working towards achieving greater health, a better marriage, stronger friendships, a more fulfilling career or a happier life. If the “Why” is not strong enough, the average person may either not bother to pursue what it takes to achieve it at all or if they do make an attempt, they may soon get tired of it and stop trying. Most of the time what will stop us from pursuing a new direction in life is fear. That one factor alone is a very strong motivator for not doing something. It is very natural for humans to do whatever feels the most comfortable and not venture any further.

For example:  If someone asked you to walk across a plank that is 6 inches wide, suspended one foot off the ground, most would not have a problem doing it. Now, place the same plank 20 feet in the air over a tank of hungry alligators and what was once done easily, now becomes very difficult to do. Now, visualize that at the other end of that plank suspended over the alligators is your infant child barley holding on. The odds are that you would find not only the determination and inner strength to walk across the plank quickly to save your child, but do it without thinking twice about it.

There again, it is the same plank over the same danger that you would not have attempted before. What made the difference? It was the “Why” factor. The why do it, became a stronger motivator than the fear of doing it. This holds true in every aspect of life.  Ones passion, desire or conviction needs to be stronger than whatever difficulties one must work through in order to achieve a desired goal. The strongest “Why Factor” for me in wanting to pursue a career in the art field is the remarkable opportunity it provides me to uplift, motivate and bring joy to others both through my paintings and my writings. It is neither easy, nor is it achieved stress free or without effort, but my passion towards it and the reward it provides me, far surpassed the hours, months and years it has taken to bring me to the place I am today.

Look for the “WHY” in everything you desire to do. If the “Why Factor” is strong enough, you are more than able to accomplish it.

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Giorgio Dimichina



Born in Argentina, Giorgio Dimichina fell in love with art at a young age. After pursuing a successful career in visual arts with major corporations, Giorgio left the corporate world in order to pursue his passion and talents as an artist and has been painting full time since 1980. Today, Giorgio’s art work is admired around the world as he is best known for his beautiful landscapes, incredible detail, and picturesque scenes.

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  • So true and great analogy. To think about and articulate the “why” of pursuing something is a great way to understand what motivates you. Understanding what motivates you can lead to a more focused pursuit without getting sidetracked. Thanks again for another insightful essay!

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