German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche once said, ‘He who has a why can endure any how.’

 

You have goals – and they look great.

 

You have the tasks to accomplish those goals laid out – and they look like they will do the job.

 

You have the accountability system in place to keep you on track and correct you if you need it.

 

But do you have the “WHY?”

 

Why are you doing this? What is your driving force that gets you up each day and makes you push far beyond the norm?  What pumps you up, motivates you, excites you, drives you?

 

Do you often wonder why some people accomplish such great things, while others do very well, but not at the same level?

 

Because, you see, those who really excel have a definite, powerful “WHY.”

 

They don’t just know what they want or how to get it – they know why they want it.

They know exactly why they are chasing their dream,  and that is the key we want to talk about today.

 

Do you know your why?

 

As I was thinking about this the other day, I was inspired to write this article and focus myself on my current why.

 

Please take a moment right now and focus back on the great things you have done in your life (yes, all of us have done great things – just take a moment and think about it).

 

When you take a moment to consider these actions, you might be amazed at what you have been able to accomplish. It might inspire you to focus on developing your why for where you are going right now, or it might force you to stop, change directions and alter your focus.

 

I looked back in my own life to three significant whys and what they did for me.

 

1/        Why did I make it through USMC boot camp and graduate?

            Not how, but why.

            The how was simple, I did what I was told, when I was told and never gave up.  That is all good, but it was not enough, I needed a why.

            The why was because I wanted to wear that uniform and stand proud as one of the few and proud, the elite group, USMC.  That is what made it happen: the why.

 

2/        Why did I make it though college with honors when I had barely made it out of high school?

            I had the goal.

            I knew what I needed to do.

            I had an accountability system.

            But what was the why, the real reason?

            The why was because I was determined not to have to work in a factory and be told what, when and how.  The why was not having to hate my job like my mom had.

            That was the why that made it happen.

 

3/        Why did I build my own business?

            Freedom – yes.

            Wanting to work for myself – yes.

            Wanting to build something – yes.

            But the why was because I wanted no limit on how much I could earn and what I could do.  I want to go for the gold.

 

Now I could have done all those things well, but instead, because I had a why, I excelled at them.

 

Find your why, and you too will be unstoppable.

 

Learn more about how to make that happen for you.

Watch these 18 minutes of inspiration, and find your why.