As Network Marketers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and as anyone seeking SUCCESS, we have been encouraged to find our ‘WHY’.
Having a firmly and precisely worded WHY provides us with Purpose and Motivation, helps us develop Dedication and Commitment, arms us with Patience and Persistence.
The trouble is that many people cannot seem to describe a really worthwhile WHY for themselves. They try to set goals or objectives without knowing their true WHY. And that leads to frustration, indecisiveness, and then dissatisfaction with their choice. Eventually, they have nothing to sustain their effort and something knocks them off-track.
What to do? Try taking some time to think of your WHY NOTs first!
WHY would it NOT be good to have extra time for your family? (Think not having time to take your spouse and kids on fantastic vacations, not being able to participate in school activities, not being home when your kids and spouse need you.)
WHY would it NOT be good to help others have better lives? (Think not being able to enhance your community’s well-being, not developing great relationships, not being trusted, not having friends look up to you and count on you.)
WHY would it NOT be good to have more money? (Think not living in a better neighborhood, not having less debt, not sending your kids to college or better schools, not having money at the end of the month instead of month at the end of your money.)
Make yourself aware of the pain you (and those around you) would go through if you did NOT succeed! Let yourself Feel how let-down you would be if you did NOT make others’ lives better, NOT have more time to spend with your family, NOT have an extra income coming in.
Once you are vibrantly aware of your WHY NOTs, it’s pretty easy to come up with your real WHYs!
Write down at least some, if not all, of your WHY NOTs and turn them into your WHYs. Prove to yourself that there are REASONS WHY you can do nothing else but succeed in your endeavor. Show yourself what you would deprive your family, friends and community of if you do NOT make this work. And then find out what you need to know and do in order to make sure you never come face-to-face with a WHY NOT again.
I think the only advice I can give you on how to live your life well is, first off, remember… it’s not the things we do in life that we regret on our deathbed, it is the things we do not.
~ Randy Pausch
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