The Power of ‘Why’
While I was away a lot has been on my mind. The turn around of my life was on September afyer a road accident minor as it was #no_injuries I was in a state of magic turn around till I stumbled upon this column am about to share with you. On that Sunday night I not only knew life has an abrupt ending but one strong cementation of my conviction and purpose of touching lives via Entrepreneurship was ignited. I anchor my dream no more why should you. Why should you live on a pedestal of people’s opinions or congratulatory efforts.
What is your goal: The results they your rewards or someone else’s. ???
“The importance of knowing your purpose—and using it to anchor you in all that you do.
Before Sinek became obsessed with finding his “why” (the one reason to carry out his daily endeavors), he had lost his passion. But as a successful entrepreneur, he felt like losing his passion wasn’t a real problem worth telling anyone about—not when the rest of the world had bigger struggles. Instead of sharing how he felt, he acted as if he was still passionate about his work.
“I knew what I did—I knew how I did it,” Sinek says. “I knew how it was different or special compared to my competitors, but I couldn’t tell you why I was doing what I was doing.”
It wasn’t until Sinek learned how the human brain works—how it operates on a three-level basis of what we do, how we do it and why we do it—that he began to understand the power of why.
to do is pull the covers over your head and hide from the world. Your why may change throughout your life, as you get married, have a family, have to care for aging parents, etc., but the questions you have to ask yourself in order to stay focused on it and overcome all the obstacles you will inevitably face remain largely the same.
What is my definition of success?2
Your definition is yours, no one else’s, so you don’t need anyone’s approval and you don’t have to alter it to fit into some little “acceptable” box. But you do have to know what your definition of success is or you won’t know what your end goal is or why you’re working for it. If you define success as being able to pay the mortgage and keep the lights on and that’s what motivates you, there’s nothing wrong with that.
Once you come up with your definition, dig a little deeper and ask yourself why that is your definition of success. The deeper you dig, the clearer your why becomes and the more motivated you will become to reach it.
What am I passionate about?1
Skill and passion are often confused for one another, but they aren’t at all interchangeable. You can be really good at what you’re doing, and not only not be passionate about it, but also totally loathe it. So, ask yourself if you’re passionate about what you’re doing and, if not, what you are passionate about. What excites you? What gets you going and motivates you to keep going? Find your why and then pursue it with gusto.
You will find more personal and professional fulfillment at the place where natural talent and skill meets your personal passion. That is the place where you will find your motivation and be able to maintain it for the long haul.
If money were no object, what would I do?1
To some degree money is a driver for all of us. Maybe it’s not the main driver, but you know it totally is one. So, look at the job you’re doing every day and ask yourself if you’d still be doing it if money was no object. What would you do? Be realistic—odds are, you aren’t going to be a professional athlete or runway model—but really think about what your dream circumstance would be. If it’s not, you’re in a j-o-b when what you need to be in is a career—a career you love and look forward to giving your all so you can be your best.
So, how are you going to work toward that? How are you going to change your current circumstances (or use them as a jumping off point) to reach that end goal? It may not be something you can do overnight, but it can be the why that gets you up in the morning and motivates you to give your all now so you can have the future you dream of.
One of the biggest whys in my life has been making Loveanne proud. I try to do it both professionally and in our personal lives. It’s what I’m passionate about, and when I do make her proud, I feel like I’ve succeeded. You won’t ever reach your goals unless you do plug into your why and reassess from time to time to make sure you are still plugged into it. But if you are plugged into your why, the how will never be a problem.”
| August 24, 2016
CHARLES C. WAHOME
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
MANSYS GLOBAL LIMITED
“At ManSys our why is; “why don’t kenyan brands (despite the line or economic sector) make it to the international sector?”
Our Dream is to make sure any Entrepreneur that approaches us we shall put the on the NSE (New York Stock Exchange) or the international benchmark of their organization.”