Why do you wake up early in the morning? Why did you apply the job you have now? Why did you take the course you are pursuing now? Why did you open the kind of business you have? Why did you get married? Why do you live in the State or the location you do now? Why did you buy a car? Why do you need a new phone? Why……….
In life, you realize that every action is be followed with a why. However, most people do not see the importance of this question, “WHY”. Getting into action is much easier than to stop and reflect. It is important to notice the significant of the WHY part in everything we do. It is the base for all our actions and it determines a great percent of the outcome. Most actions are taken as a routine or unconsciously and this is the reason why most fail. With a clear picture of why, one is more likely to have a positive result.
Knowing why you are doing what you are doing becomes your motivation. It helps you plan for your next move. This is a lesson learned by many when it’s too late. Knowing WHY you want to start a business, for example, puts you in a much better position to succeed. Your WHY becomes your GOAL. It is the TARGET that you want to achieve. It is the GAP that you want to fill. Without a WHY, you will be acting blindly. Picking and dropping anything that is on the way. One basically has no direction, if they have no WHY.
A person without a WHY lacks the motivation. Their focus is easily diverted. Their determination dies quickly. This is a confused person. They lack a stand. This is a person who opens a business simply because they have the capital. This is a person who goes ahead to graduate with a second degree without even an idea of why they enrolled for the first one! It is people like these that earn millions and can’t account for even half of it. Your WHY makes you a better planner. One sees the whole future if they know why they are doing whatever they are doing. You don’t live just for today, rather, for even fifty years from today.
The dangerous part of taking on something without having a WHY is that you end up wasting too much time. You waste too many resources, too much energy. You go through too many frustrations and loss. It can be compared to starting your car without an idea of where you are going. You can go on a long journey, only to realize that that is not the direction you should have taken. Your WHY is your map. You can never get lost if you have your WHY. It is the driving force. It gets you out of bed in the morning. It actually becomes your alarm. It is a compass that shows one which way to go.
One might be living a false dream if they have not determined their WHY yet. You might spend over ten years in a profession that you don’t even like. It takes just a moment of reflection for one to realize whether the life, the jobs, the careers, among others, fits into their WHY. Missing this crucial part of one’s life is the main reason why people quit their jobs after doing them for a long time and start a whole different line of a career. Take a moment and evaluate yourself and identify your WHY. You might just save yourself some future regrets. Your success is determined by how fast you identify your WHY.