Do You Know Why?

Last Update: November 24, 2017

Why do you do this?

Why do you put in the time, attend the training, answer the questions, make comments, write, blog, post? All the while there is the day job, the family, other commitments.

Why do you do it? Do you know? Could you explain it to someone else in a few minutes? Do you rehearse it often?

It is important to know how to do something, but it is absolutely essential to know why.

Your reason why is what keeps you coming back, keeps you fine tuning your business, keeps you searching for additional "hows" when your present set is not producing the results you want.

It is more important to know why than to know how. People who don't know how but know why will stay at it until they have the how figured out.

I want to develop streams of passive income so that I can work in areas where my strengths and abilities can be best employed. This work is not likely to pay much, so I have to pay myself.

I want to develop streams of passive income because retirement is looming and from what I can see, "retirement" is a euphemism for voluntary poverty. I tried poverty when I was young. I don't want a second helping.

These are my reasons why. What are yours?

WA provides the how, but we supply the why.

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TaniaHersel Premium
The why helps to establish goals. Owning my own business is paramount to my personal satisfaction. It is something that I can do long term and retirement won't be part of my vocabulary!
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JLennon Premium
Excellent. Retirement is a myth. One of the things retirees are told by the medical and psychiatric health professions is "stay active."
Finding work that is rewarding and fulfilling is a real possibility.

Thank you for your comment.
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DebbieRose Premium
I think most of us can relate to your why..mine is to share information that is important to me and to add to my income so I don't have to depend on the government.
Debbie
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JLennon Premium
People's reasons why won't be the same. I think that is a good thing. We are different, so we are motivated by different things. We each need to own our reason why, not copy someone else's.
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MKearns Premium
The why requires constant focus Joe
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JLennon Premium
Yes, it does.
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Spark3r Premium
My why is simply my family. I find that I'm happiest when I am building my business, helping my family grow, supporting them, and watching my children grow up. I can't do that working 12 hours a day making someone else rich. I need to build this business so that I can stay home and watch my family blossom.
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JLennon Premium
Fabulous reasons why, Sam. Thay will carry you and your family far.
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subcpo14 Premium
Long-term freedom to work on the road. Thanks for asking, Jay
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JLennon Premium
Great reasons, Chief. Location independence is becoming a phenomenon. Maybe someday they will have their own congressional representative.
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subcpo14 Premium
Good point on the rep.
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