Lacking motivation to work?
I used to be like that, so I procrastinate a lot in the past years.
Ever felt bad for it. Because after one year from now, I wish I had started today.
But not for the current me, because I already knew the secret to getting unstoppable motivation. Since the day that I knew this secret I never procrastinate what I should be done for any unreasonable reason such as waiting the right mood or right time.
So, what is the secret?
The secret is I know WHY I'm doing things in my life.
This is a simple yet effective concept, but not everyone actually understanding why they are doing something.
Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. When you know why you are doing it, you'll do it no matter what.
Are you spending your time on things that matter to you?
When you find inspiration, you'll stay motivated to work.
But the problem is that the WHY is the only part that inspires you. Your WHY is the most important and best motivator to you. It's your life purpose, your beliefs, your reason why existing in the world.
Those people who don't know about their why are those people who don't have a life purpose, who have limiting beliefs, and who don't have a reason for being.
Most of them will go with motions, and choose a life path that is common to everyone (Go to college, get a job, get married when 30, blah, you know the idea.)
In other words, they never live their life to the fullest. They are sleepwalking. Without living by the why that matters to you, you are a zombie.
In the business world, the why is the backbone of a business.
People who support your business is actually supporting the why of the business. The why of a business is the business's vision, it shows your passion, and it is what does sell.
Simon Sinek, the author of the astoundingly insightful book "Start With Why" had introduced a concept which is the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle is about a concept that building a successful business starts with The Why, then proceed to The How, and lastly The What.
The diagram above told the whole story.
In his book, he has given a great example that some companies like Apple stand out and become very successful today because consumers understand their vision.
He also has given a talk at TED: "How Great Leaders Inspire Action" and introduced the concept "Start With Why". I personally think this single talk revealed everything he has to say in his book. If you want more examples, go for his book. Otherwise, the TED Talk serves you enough.
Let's watch the Video.
So how about my WHY for this website?
I have a fundamental belief that if I can offer guides and lead by examples to young guys like myself how to live our life to the fullest, we can literally live a life that we won't regret (which I refer to "wealthy love life") when we are old. We can get our life handled in aspects such as relationships, personal finance, health and life purpose, and if we take back the control of our life, we can live our life in our own terms.
I believe deep in my soul that if every person can fully control their life as early as possible, the world would be fewer people live a slave life.
You should not live the life for other people. You should live it for yourself.
In my previous article goal setting mistakes I explained one of the mistakes is setting goals for other people. Because goals for others don't have the why that matters to you, so you obtain limited motivation and will give up the goals eventually.
You want to choose a road that walked by many people, or you want to choose the road not taken?
By choosing your own road, you have to discover your inner self and find out your WHY, and this leads to greatness. Because you'll obtain unlimited motivation to get closer and beyond your goal.
You'll from a beginner to become an expert, from mediocre to extraordinary.
It's important for everyone to find his or her mission in life because we deserve to spend our time on things that actually matter to us.
You want to find and follow your own paths.
I found my own paths. And you are here because you share my belief and want to grow together to find your own paths.
I'm here to help you find out your why.
When a person doesn't have a why for things he does in life, he will not inspire anyone, more importantly, he will not inspire himself.
So he will always lack the motivation to work.
Like said, your why is your life purpose, your beliefs, your reason for being.
Your why just has to matter to you.
In my previous article I introduced a 20 minutes method to help you find your purpose in life. Here I have more ways to help you find your life purpose.
Has anyone told you that you are good at something without your own realization?
In few years ago, I told my friend about the lessons I learned from my past experiences, and he told me that what I told him is valuable, I should charge money for teaching the lessons to people.
That leads me to have a category here about how to attract women and get a girlfriend.
So what people say about you? If people tell you that you would make a great teacher or you name it, think carefully about, that could turn into your why for being.
When you are seeking motivation for doing something, ask and remind yourself why you want to do it.
You can ask yourself in this way: "Why do I want to...". For example, "Why do I want to workout?", "What do I want to go to college?", "What do I want to start my own business?".
At last, ask yourself: "Why is all this so important to me?"
Living with passion is the only way to live your life meaningfully.
If you don't want to be a life slave, stuck with a 9-5 job, and play small in life, then find your big why and do what you love to do.
Find out your why NOW because time waits for no one. And ask yourself this one question that will take you to the next level.
You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.