Why are you doing this?

Last Update: September 05, 2016

You have to know your WHY. Write it down. If it doesn't move you.... it isn't the real reason, it isn't strong enough. Think it over and dig deep. Ask yourself What's the real reason you need to do this? You'll find your why and it will probably be a very emotional moment. We all have our own reasons and they are always very personal. But the bottom line is we need to succeed for ___whatever___ reason. Use it to create your success! Use it to keep you motivated. Post it somewhere that you'll see it everyday to remind you. I don't care if it brings you to tears. A good cry first thing each day won't hurt you one bit. It will keep your mind on the prize and help you stay focused. WA is here to help you reach the success you are focused on. Focused and discipline are the results of knowing why you're doing what you're doing.

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JackyA3 Premium
Hi Becca. That was very inspirational. I think you're a very good writer. I like the part about a good cry. God knows the frustration of my computer illiteracy has brought me real close to it. Maybe I should just give in, start fresh, and refocus. Thank you.
Jacky
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Becka56 Premium
You may not need to start over, just refocus a little. I rebuilt a website after it had some messed up work done on it and lost it's domain name. Now, I'm building it's sister site. A huge undertaking, I might ad. The point is, you just need to take a look at what you already have and carefully weed out what might not bee working or look good to you. Keep the good parts and move forward.

This is one of those times when you need to do a list of positive and and negative. Whatever winds up on the negative side, well. That's where you need to work on changing. Before you go to bed each night, tell yourself whatever positive thought you want to wake up with. Think it over and over, until you go to sleep. This is a method of reprogramming your subconscious. It will help you a lot while you're reexamining the steps you need to take right now in your business.
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JackyA3 Premium
Thanks. Becca. That helps a lot.
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JackyA3 Premium
It just occurred to me I've been spelling your name wrong. Sorry.
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Becka56 Premium
That's OK, it's a common mistake.
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Becka56 Premium
I'm glad I could help.
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Corse Premium
A 'Why' can be a vision. A vision starts small with an idea. It grows as more you think of it to a great land you want to discover. you want to enjoy and dream of. Following the dream, doing all that is needed, it gets clearer - your vision guides you. When you reach the time and it is detailed like reality, it becomes real.
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Becka56 Premium
Interesting way of looking at it. But that's not quite what I meant. That's not why you're building your own business, is it? Your why is the the real motivational force behind what made you decide to take the chance, or make the decision. It's not a vague idea that you're wanting to develop. That's wouldn't be a force to be reckoned with. My why defiantly is. It's what drives me to do everything I'm doing.

So What drives you to build a business of your own? What drives you to succeed?
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Corse Premium
It's the vision of how my life would be in the future.
Like step by step:
1. The idea: Would be great to have a business and work form home
2. I think about, how would that be. I have time for my dogs, I can stand up, when I want to, I can work with people I like, I'm not dependent from a company or a boss.... as more aspects I discover as stronger my vision becomes
3. I try to make it concrete by living the vision what I can do so far, now. Example: I research what I need to do, I start to connect with other people, I build my first websites... and so on. The vision guides me what to do, as more an more I see what else is missing.
I believe in my vision and that drives me to make it real. The vision is my Why.

But you are right, if I think a bit moreover. Your Why is more kind of pressure/energy. I need to do this, because of the Why. This is more ultimativ, meaning it can give more guidance, as to say, there is no other way.
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Becka56 Premium
Yes your why is very important to keeping you going once you've started. I should have been in there when you started. Why did you start? Why did you create that vision? What is it that motivates you to reach for your goals?
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Corse Premium
Before I started, there was the idea.
Then I thought more about it, and it becomes a raw vision.
Because I want to make it real, I started.
As more I do, as more it becomes clear, and that is motivating.
My goal: The vision, this dream comes true.
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Becka56 Premium
OK
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ALengearman Premium
Hey Becka56:

Why am I doing this?

Because I'm 62-years old, at the end of this year, and I am out of a job due mainly to the bias against my age in a fast evolving industry that worships youth. I've been told repeatedly that "we no longer need you anymore."

I've heard that, no less than three three times, over the last three-years and I am now tired of hearing it. The last time, I heard it, was after being let go by my former long term employer, because they bought a bunch of BS from a newly hired security guard.

The company never bothered to talk to me about the incident.

You are right, about things in life happening, Becka. Well, I've decided that I want more than just a small pat on the back or kick in the rear while some manager shows me out the door.

Finally, for as hard as I've worked over the years, I deserve a little bit better than what I've been handed thus far. It is why, I now need and want something better for myself and above all, I want something better for my family.

That's why I'm here,Becka56.
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Becka56 Premium
OK, Now turn that into energy that will push you forward in building your business! Turn anger and frustration into positive energy. Turn it around and Prove how valuable you really are.

Believe me I can relate to everything you said. I'll be sixty this year and I'm disabled. Nobody wants to hire me! But I have skills and I know I have skills. If I refuse to let a disability get me down, why would I let small minds get me down?

Answer is.... I don't. I'm working for myself for many reasons. One of them being, I need to. I didn't always need to. I actually started thinking about it before it became a necessity. When I was being taken for granted by my last employer and being under paid for all the work I did for him.

Working for yourself is challenging and rewarding. But you have to be dedicated to following it through. Knowing all the reasons why you're doing it, is important.
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codevonish Premium
Thanks for the follow, i have returned the favour; thanks for sharing -why are you doing this? good inspiration.Best wishes and good luck.
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Becka56 Premium
Thanks, if I can help inspire anyone else with my story, that's a blessing to me. All the best to you. :-)
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MKearns Premium
We are indeed on the same page as Jude says I mentioned Discipline in an earlier post and structuring once you have the discipline as well.
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Becka56 Premium
Very true. You have to remember that you're the boss. Be a good one and set deadlines on yourself.
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JudeP Premium
I was just talking about your 'why' with someone else too - it seems we are all on the same page today :)
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Becka56 Premium
Great! Then you'll stay motivated and keep reaching your goals, Right?
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Heidi56 Premium
Let me ask YOU: Why are you doing this?
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Becka56 Premium
Believe me I know my WHY.
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Heidi56 Premium
good for you
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Loubelle Premium
Thank you
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Becka56 Premium
I take it you needed this. So, you're welcome. :-)
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Becka56 Premium
You're welcome
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AlexEvans Premium
Knowing the why can be very helpful especially in those down times
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Becka56 Premium
Yes it can indeed.
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AllenWill Premium
The "Why" is the motivation.
It's good to know someone else is on the same page.
So encouraging.

Blessings to you Becka,
Allen
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Becka56 Premium
You're very welcome.
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