Starting with the ‘Why’
“ Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” – Dale Carnegie
What is one of the hardest things you struggle with? Chances are, it’s something you love doing, which is easy most of the time but every now and then, it has its rough moment. For example, take writing. Writers may love their ability to make words flow together, but, as fun as writing is, there are always those fearful moments when writer’s block strikes, and it’s hard to get past it.
Sometimes doing what you love is the most fun and exciting experience. It should be, most of the time, but when challenges arise you may wonder if you made the right decision. You question whether you should give up now because who knows how hard it could get in the future.
When things get rough it’s easy to lose focus on why you started and your end goal. It’s tempting to listen to the naysayers who have been doubting you ever since you started. Unfortunately, our brains have a way of latching on to the negative words we hear and thoughts we think. If we let it, that negativity will become the fuel behind our decision making.
It’s important to know the difference between when it’s time to quit and when you should keep going. Successful people understand this. They may ask this question: why? When the going gets rough, it’s important to step away and remember why we started in the first place.
In “start with why” author Simon Sinek tackles this question, inviting us to put our “why” as the anchor. When you know why you’re doing something, why you started in the first place, why you’re making the choices you make, it’s much easier to keep going when it gets rough. You can look back on your mission and purpose and ensure your next steps keep you aligned on your path to success.
Financial Independence awaits. If you’re lacking the motivation to power through the tough times, take a step back and remember why you started in the first place.