Why Your "Why" Is So Important

Last Update: January 04, 2015

Why Are You Here?

How often do we remind ourselves why we want to achieve something? Why would you be willing to commit to something that consumes considerable time and effort and that may require some faith before I even start? Who the heck does that anymore? There has to be some motivation to move yourself to the point of action and that is usually a huge turning point in anyone's life.

Why did you join Wealthy Affiliate?

The obvious "why" could be necessity, inspiration, wanting to be all you can be, or maybe you flat out need to make some serious cash and want to steer your own ship.

It doesn't seem to matter so much why when the outcome is already determined such as a job you don't like or a calling that doesn't really fit you. When so much of what we do is so automatic and part of our routine we tend to lose our initiative and real desires and direction in our life.

It's All Your's

Your "Why" is unique to you and should be. Nobody knows your needs and dreams better than you. It could be to have a better lifestyle, to make more money or to travel the world. It's your oyster.

While you may know why you want to build your own business and build yourself a website, your goals maybe fairly broad and may need to be whittled down to something specific and attainable. Something that is a must have in your life. Something that drives you.

The reason "Why" is so important

I'm trying to share with you the way I would like to be shared with...Here it goes,

My first year here has been challenging to say the least but that's not what my focus is here. I have had every reason in the book to say screw it, I'm done, but that's not who I am and if you are reading this it's probably not you either. My main point is that when times get tough and you're not progressing like you'd like to you need to remind yourself "Why" you're doing this.

I think we are all here for a very common reason that is unique to each of us and we need to have that one "why" that makes us do the things we need to do.

Glad to have gotten that off my chest...This is my first post ever.

I hope this relates to someone out there :)

All the best,

Doug

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JennPGD Premium
Hello Doug,

I finally get a chance to read you as you have decided to write about it. For that, I totally salute you. As I just mentioned to davyrobot, it is the fear to succeed or fear of failure what keeps people forgetting their main intentions, their dreams, their goals... Even if we know our WHYs, if there is that fear, which leads to procrastination (among others, from the list of Excuses), we would never move forward. Personally, I believe the whys should be defined right in the beginning, have a mission statement (at least)!

Therefore, the determination to really get to the final of the race is, to me, crucial. It doesn't matter if we arrive in the first place, nor does it matter if we're the last in the race. The main point is, we ARRIVE and make things happen!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You've got a fan here.

Cheers,
Jenn
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one4 IM Premium
Thanks Jenn, you're always spot-on. I like the way you relate your thoughts with that brutal honesty and get to the point without mincing any words. That in itself saves a lot of time when going for the finish line. I like your style and know you'll do well at what ever you do.

Cheers back at ya,
Doug
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JennPGD Premium
Well! Let's just say, we are in this together: "United we stand, divided we fall."

Thank you for the words of encouragement, Doug. Sometimes I wonder why people keep their distance from me. :)) Gladly not you ;))

Cheers,
Jenn
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one4 IM Premium
I think some folks get uncomfortable around a person with a mission. It's a silent wake-up call, like a mirror in front of you 24/7 that makes one look inward and it's a tough proposition to deal with for most. Thanks for your input, it's like racing fuel in the gas tank! :)
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JennPGD Premium
Thank you. :) You're welcome, Doug.
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wb5yjs Premium
"WHY" has a very strong, important & revealing companion. Try it… when a "WHY" is discovered, follow it with the companion, "BECAUSE".

The "BECAUSE" will produce much more detail for each "WHY".
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one4 IM Premium
Hi Wally, hope all is good. I couldn't agree with you more. It's like saying ok, now I know why but this will be the end result or maybe "because" it achieved the desired end? Hope I'm following you on this? Great point you make and duly noted.

Take care,
Doug
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wb5yjs Premium
The "BECAUSES" will uncover the "WHYs" of the "WHYS"… the real Heart-Of-The-Matter.
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wb5yjs Premium
Example:
If the WHY = Wanting more money, the BECAUSES are the real motivations.
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wb5yjs Premium
Don't stop with the WHY… Delve into the BECAUSES.
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one4 IM Premium
I get it Wally...I'm just too prone to getting involved in too many details and loosing my focus so I need to go about my deeds in a manner that brings about the desired result...That's all. Thank you for your input. It's all good.

Doug
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JadeLovane Premium
Thank you Doug for an inspirational post!

Yes, the "WHY" is absolutely essential and to be felt at the core of our very being.

Best wishes and continued success, happiness, abundance and peace in all that you do:)
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one4 IM Premium
Thanks guy's, I appreciate.
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Mark Tait Premium
Hi Doug.

I'm very clear on why I'm here - and I talked about it on my profile page here, and on my website.

It's a very powerful thing to understand your "Why" - and it also translates to your potential future customers. Why are you doing what you're doing for them (eg. niche site or authority site - what value are you adding to their lives).

We could all easily say "I'm done" many times over I'm sure - but our "Why" stops me, certainly, from saying that.

If this is your first post, I look forward to more.

All the best, Mark
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one4 IM Premium
I appreciate that Mark, you being my favorite "Scot" means a lot. Hope stuff is going good for you and hope your sites serve you dearly. You deserve it.

Doug
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MartinaWA Premium
Today I had a tough time with something too and reminded myself of my "why". Within an hour, I was feeling so much better! I was amazed at how well that technique worked. It's something I was recently introduced to.
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one4 IM Premium
Thanks for reading Martina, I really had a tough time hitting the Publish button here but am living what I wrote about and then some.

All the best of success to you,
Doug
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