What is Your Why?

We are still continuing with the story of my own online experiences and journey over the past seven years. But today we are going to step back a little and look at one of the most foundational questions that you need to ask yourself if you do truly want to be successful online.

In fact, this question is actually very important in every area of your life! So I recommend that you set all distractions aside and take a few minutes with focused attention on this question.

I even suggest that you grab a piece of paper and a pen and write down your thoughts and answers as we go through this exercise. It will help you to actually physically go through this process and to end up with a list of reasons why you want this.

A list showing your “Whys”.

Ask yourself, “What is my Why? What is the reason that I want an Internet business?”

You may have an answer come to mind something like, “I want to make more money.”

But you must dig deeper than this. Why do you want more money? What is the money for?

Try to be as specific and personal as possible.

Is it for your family? Your children?

The more personal and detailed you can make your answer the more it will help you down the track.

One of the main reasons we start with this is because life is not always smooth sailing. Often challenges are thrown up at us and if you do not know why you are doing this then it may be easy for you to give up. You may decide that this is too hard and go on to try something else. Until that also becomes too challenging…

But just imagine a difficulty arising and you being able to look at your piece of paper showing your Why(s). In this scenario you will be in a much stronger place to withstand and to overcome whatever has arisen!

I will now share with you a couple of my Whys.

My first why is that I want to be able to bless you two adult children. I strongly desire to be able to invest something into their lives. When I say invest here it is partly money, but only because that is one way that I can create a scenario where we can spend time together and enjoy each others company.

I picture us going on a family cruise together. Where we have enough money to book one cabin for my husband and I and another for my two kids to share.

That is my first Why, my first reason that I want a successful online business.

My second reason is that I want to be free from the feeling of being overwhelmed with stress from lack of money to pay our bills and to reduce our debt!

Some of my earliest memories from childhood are of my parents yelling at each other and fighting due to not enough money! This has had a huge impact on my life and has taken me years to come to the point of believing that I can be free from this.

So my second Why is financially based, but it is deeper than that. I choose to move out of the shadow of my past and financial lack to a place where I do have enough to pay our bills. My Why propels me into a life where resources are available. This is so we can truly be a blessing to others and are able to make a difference in the lives of those around us (both close by and overseas).

This gives you some ideas. But these are two of my Whys.

What are yours?

I highly recommend that you invest some time now and carefully consider why you want to make this work for you.

If family is part of your Why then you may consider finding a family photo and sticking it beside your computer or somewhere you can easily see it. Then when a hard day comes along you can look at this picture and say, “This is why I am going to stick with what I am doing and keep moving towards my goals and dreams!”

Perhaps you may even want to share one or two of your own reasons in the comments under this article. I look forward to reading your comments and thoughts below.

Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!

Your Friend in Life and Success,

Leanne Annett :-)