Defining Your Why! Why? Baby Why?
Today we’re going to be talking about Defining Your Why.
And what we’re talking about with that is, “why do you do what you do?
Or, “why are your trying to get the goals you set.”
One of the most difficult things, I think, to get the goals you set, is to determine what your why is, to Define Your Why.
I found it easier to write it down as I’m thinking about it along with
My What, which is what I want to achieve and
My How, the action steps I have to do to accomplish it
So I created a worksheet to help me create My What, My How and My Why and you can download a copy of the worksheet by clicking the picture below:
I’ve been to motivational speaking seminars for many years.
I’ve gone to more than I can think of, or as my grandparents use to say,
More than I can shake a stick at.
What they don’t tell you is you must define your why! Knowing Your Why is critical for the success of your goal.
When you are down, when you are tired, when you think your goal isn’t worth it,
Look To Your Why!
Use our worksheet
You know I used to go to a lot of motivational speakers since I was in my early 20’s. When I first heard about products from Amway, I became an Amway distributor many many many years ago. One of the things that got me started is I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make a lot of money, I wanted to be wealthy, I wanted to enjoy life.
And I wanted to be motivated so I started going to the motivational seminars to learn more about the business and things. I got involved along with Amway and later in life several other multi-level marketing or direct marketing organizations and I don’t have anything bad to say about them. So I am not talking negative or positive about that particular experience because I did learn a lot business, about life, about sales and marketing working in those organizations. But I also got my start listening and studying motivational speakers. And I love motivational speakers. I still listen to motivational speakers today. You know i’ve listened to someof the best.
I went to several Tony Robbins seminars, I’ve got and read all of his books and several taped programs of his.
I like to listen to Tony Robbins and Mark Victor Hanson on audiobooks. It is easy to listen to during commuting times, whether you are in your car or on BART, like me.
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Mark Victor Hanson, I listened to him before he did the Chicken Soup for the Soul series that he’s involved in.
I’ve listened to many many motivational speakers. I did the sound for one, Mike… and I can’t remember his name now. He helped me when I spoke to him one morning at breakfast and we were talking about being motivated and being successful and you know, we talked about some family relationships I had with my birth father, and they weren’t good relationships.
He was talking about how we had to forgive those who had wronged us. We don’t have to necessarily be around them or like them, but we do have to forgive them. That was the key. I has nothing to do with motivation, but it does motivate you because being angry with people doesn’t get you motivated.
When we’re talking about goals, one of the things I did going to motivational seminars, one of the things that you see frequently, is they ask you and they start bringing up all of these different things that motivate people and ask
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? And WHY?
Is is new cars? Maybe it’s that Rolls Royce, or that Bentley or the Maybach. In my day, back when I was going through this as a youngster, it was the Cadillac that was the thing. It was the Cadillac El Dorado was my favorite car that I wanted back then. That was the thing you strived for was to have a big, fancy car, whether the Cadillac, Rolls Royce or Bentley, a Ferrari or BMW, a sports car or something like that.
Was that what motivated you? A new car. Or maybe it was a new home or a mansion. I remember talking about getting this big home with white columns on it. I am from the south and we always envisioned having the columns on the outside of our homes. One of the things you wanted a home on a golf course or a beach house, a mountain retreat or second home for vacations on the beach or whatever.
So a lot of times you are motivated or try to get motivated for success or to make a lot of money or whatever. Money Motivated is the big thing a lot of people talk about. I am personally money motivated. I like to do things to earn money. But, money isn’t really the money that’s motivating you and me. I got thinking about that later on in life. We think about money and what are the things that motivate you. In today’s episode it’s kind of about motivation.
Here is a copy of the Episode 10 Transcript