What Is Your Reason WHY? - Do You Even Have One?
Hey guys and gals, I hope you're having a great day. I just wanted to share a quick story with you guys.
I remember when I first decided that I'm going to start my own thing, my own hustle, my own online business like it was yesterday.
I was sitting on my couch one evening, and just thinking about my life.
That was about four, maybe five years ago while I was still working as a waiter and was pretty much fed up with the lifestyle that I was living.
One crazy idea popped into my mind, so I googled it.
In one of the articles, I found a link to a free PDF copy of "Think and Grow Rich", by Napoleon Hill.
I believe I've read at least half of the book in one sitting that evening and got "infected" with the idea about changing everything in my life.
The mayor idea was to change my finances.
I realized that much of our happiness in life is directly tied to the amount of money we earn, wouldn't you agree?
I mean, you want to take a vacation, but you can't afford it and it makes you depressed.
You want to spend more time with your family, but you have to trade your time for money.
You want to work out more, but you can't afford it, etc.
All these things we want in life cost money in one way or another. Even the air you breathe costs money. The food on your table. The roof over your head.
So my major desire was to become financially free, which meant to have enough money to afford everything I want and have a bit of extra on the side each month for savings.
But to secure that freedom, I needed to earn more money than I was earning at that moment, of course.
My other option was to go and live in the forest as a free man like Tarzan and hang out with the monkeys LOL.
So the choice was obvious...
I became Tarzan hahaha.
Just kidding :D
No, I decided that I have to start a business but I didn't know which one. So one thing led to another and I discovered making money online and Wealthy Affiliate.
However, as much as WA is a great opportunity, I just wasn't making any progress financially.
I learned all these cool things and became very knowledgable about making money online, but my results were speaking differently.
So I asked myself: "Why am I doing this?"
In an instance, that night on the couch from a few years ago came back to my mind and the answer was: "I'm doing this because I want more freedom in my life!"
So I took a pen and a paper and wrote it down as an affirmation and I kept that paper by my laptop all the time to remind me WHY whenever the going gets tough.
Ever since I burned that sentence in my mind and repeated it over and over, I started to pay more attention to my business.
I started to take things more seriously. I started making real freaking progress.
And then, slowly but safely the results started to show up and my business started to grow.
And the big reason for this success was the fact that I kept reminding myself that I want more freedom in my life.
I kept speaking that sentence over and over again until it came thru.
Today, I'm blessed to earn an income from home and live a laptop lifestyle despite all the crazy things that are happening all over the world.
I can wake up whenever I want instead of jumping out of bed on the alarm clock to get ready to go on a job that I hate.
I can start my day slowly with a cup of coffee, nice breakfast, easy workout, walk with my dog, or just read a book instead of busting my ass through traffic to get to work.
I can start my day enjoying my family instead of chatting with annoying coworkers that were draining my energy right from the start of the day.
I can decide freely to work whenever I want and whenever I want instead of taking orders from a boss whose face I couldn't stand.
I can write a number that I want to see in my bank account, and put all my energy into it instead of settling for whatever the "man" throws at me.
In other words, my reason WHY became my reality...
But don't get me wrong.
This is not some fairy tale lifestyle that I'm trying to portray here. I still work, I still hustle, I still grind. I still bust my ass.
But the difference is, I'm doing it on my own free will, just as I wanted, and I couldn't be happier about it!
My major goal is still not reached fully.
I still haven't reached the magic number that I want to see in my bank account, a number that will truly make a difference in my life.
But at least I'm getting there and so can you!
All you have to do is find your WHY, stick to Wealthy Affiliate program for as long as you have to and you're going to win!
So let me ask you, what is your reason why?