The same philosophy is true in NS as real life. Once you have your why, figuring out your how and what become much easier to achieve. The key to success in NS is to establish goals and everything that you do should work to achieve those goals.
For me the why came after I moved to The West Pacific. My first year of life in NS was spent observing in The Pacific. As I was learning the game and observing in Gameplay, I discovered TWP. The snarky region with her quirky residents and habits was something easy for me to fall in love with. I appreciate being around the mature crowd that TWP has.
I decided that TWP as a concept and a way of NS was important to me. I wanted to push TWP to become a leader in GamePlay and every aspect of NS. TWPAF was virtually non-existent. They had a schism and pretty much disbanded. I learned how to NS military and started to recruit for the TWPAF. Soon we had competent officers to trigger, plan and run ops; as well as, a large piling force. TWPAF became one of the largest military forces in NS. I was promoted to Guardian and continued working on TWPAF.
My goal was to make TWP a force in the game because of my love of the region. Our people, our snark, our way of doing business; I felt was superior, fun, interesting and the best way to NS. I wanted to show the rest of the game what great things were happening in TWP.
As Delegate, I continued this path. In creating The Manners, I sought to formalize our govt to help grow our region. Dave and I created the FA department to help showcase our region abroad. During my time as Delegate, our FA and military were some of the best in the NSverse.
My why has always been to showcase the TWP culture and way of doing business because this region and its people are creative, fun, snarky and interesting to be around.