Our Partnership With Angel House & Building A Home for 100 Boys in India.
The Importance Of Knowing Your Reason “WHY” You Do What You Do…
One of the most important exercises you can do as you begin a new business, ministry, or career (or even a new season, quarter or year) is to identify your “Reason Why”. What is driving you emotionally to develop success? Your “why” is your long term vision for success .
Let me ask you a few questions: If time and money were no issue, how would your life look? Where would you live? What would you drive? What would you do with your time? Would you have any debt? In other words, what will a successful business or career do for your life, your family’s life, and your lifestyle?
I want you to clearly write down why you are doing what you do. The more specific, the more powerful it will be! Make it compelling so it causes you to find the time, face your fears, and persevere!
Is your reason “why” to have a college fund for your children, to pay off debt, buy your dream home, become more self-reliant, are you funding your retirement? For me, I wanted to start a foundation for women and children that I would fund through my business
One of the first things I did when I started my business was create my reason “why”. I remember working with one of my mentors who asked me: “Sarah, what’s your reason why?”
I told her: “I want to start a foundation for children that is fully funded through my network marketing business. It will provide housing, teaching and training for mothers, and a camp for kids!”
Impressed, she asked: “ And how much will that cost?”
“Millions” I told her.
She proceeded to ask: “And how does that feel?”
“I have to admit, it’s overwhelming,” I said.
You see, my why was so big, that at times instead of serving as a motivator, it would demotivate me. I was so overwhelmed by my dream that I often felt defeated, which is why it was easy for me to want to quit when I got discouraged. I never really felt like it would be possible to realize my dreams.
I’ve heard people say that your why should make you cry. What that means is that your why should move you emotionally, and keep you enthusiastic about your business or job during the ups and downs that you may face. It helps you to discipline your disappointments, not to deviate from your mission, and it keeps you driven by your dream!
Everyone has ups and downs, challenges and achievements, disappointments and success. When you are clear about your Reason Why, you will continue to be driven by your dream, rather than being fueled by your disappointments. Take time to write down (or revisit) your “WHY” today–share it with someone who will help to keep you accountable. Post it where you will see it. Save it as a screensaver on your phone or computer. Revisit it from time to time. As your success grows, so will your goals.
We just took one more big step toward our WHY, and opened up an orphanage for 100 boys in India! Currently the sister project (a neighboring home for the little girls) is set to open this December 2015! Check out our first Angel House (our first “WHY”) here:
For more pictures of the property and the project visit our Facebook album.
Passionately pursue your dreams! There’s NOTHING like seeing your reason “WHY” in action!
What’s your WHY? I’d love to hear some of your “big goals” and dreams below: