The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

What is your why?

Accelerate wealth. Build a business that pays freedom. Join more than 70,000 entrepreneurs and register for the Fastlane Entrepreneur forum. Remove ads? Join the INSIDERS.

Edward5

New Contributor
Nov 13, 2017
11
2
7
39
US
People say when you have a goal that your goal must be big and you have to know your why.
Why do we have to know your why?
And do you know some book where is explained why do we have to know our why?
 

TDB

Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Feb 12, 2021
11
20
17
TED talk was good. I actually found his second book on the topic (Find Your Why) a lot more useful (actionable) that his "Start with Why" book.
 

jpl

New Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Feb 12, 2021
24
16
18
28
If you didn't know your why you wouldn't be here, because you would most likely be satisfied with where you are and not seeking to improve your situation. I think you don't need a noble reason like wanting to save the world to try and become independent from the script.

Maybe that's easy for me to say though because my why is a rather generic but very strong one: I want my kids to have more support from their parents than I had, so they can focus on growing their happiness and don't have to worry about the same stuff that is going through my head for years. It's not like I don't have enough money for food or a warm place to sleep (even though I was living off basic foods like rice for months and almost became homeless once), but I consider many things standard that most of the population is able to afford. Starting with stuff like being able to pay for a trip to visit your elderly grandparents if their health isn't good and such.

Knowing why certainly helps to stay motivated and determined.

As for the book recommendations you're asking for, I spent three years studying philosophy trying to find a very basic why (why am I alive/here?). In the end I got a degree but also found that most questions went unanswered, no matter where I looked/asked. In the end life is what you make of it and how you look at it.
 

Tourmaline

Gold Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jun 4, 2019
885
1,052
362
Texas
As for the book recommendations you're asking for, I spent three years studying philosophy trying to find a very basic why (why am I alive/here?). In the end I got a degree but also found that most questions went unanswered, no matter where I looked/asked. In the end life is what you make of it and how you look at it.

The mind is born empty, and philosophy doesn't really get us very far. We're social animals that are incredibly adaptive, by nature of both of these qualities, we're here to contribute to humanity however we can. Of course then figuring out how to contribute is left unanswered, and really...it's up to each of us to decide.
 

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE NEW: The Best School for Going Fastlane (Now open for summer enrollment)
Great post here from @themarkboogie He only started learning code in Jan of this year also...
MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
Any update? Hey bud! When I can squeeze out the time to work, it's been going pretty well...
MARKETPLACE Not sure how to start? This free book will teach you how to build a successful web design business
Hi Fox. Starting the book and got through the introduction. Had a conversation with Andy Black...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Chris is super sharp and is aware of many facets of entrepreneurship and can help get your...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
This month's promo code is MINDCONTROL Those who are subscribed to my new Youtube channel will...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Entrepreneur's Toolbox: Company Formation, Virtual Mailbox, Registered Agent, Remote Online Notary
Appreciating the transparency and lack of hidden fees. The website is very up-front and user...
Introducing MJ's Personal Unscripted Network, Join Now for FREE!
Any chance to make it available outside of US? It has been available outside of the US on...

Forum Sponsor

Learn Fastlane Business Skills & Get Profitable Within 30 Days...

Get Started Now

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom