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You Need to Have A Bigger "Why" (What's Yours?)

Jon Anthony

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We've all hear that old cliche... "Love what you do, and you'll never work a day in your life."

The thing is, it's actually true.

The past 5 years of being an entrepreneur has taught me one thing.

When you don't have a bigger "why" to push you through on those long, hard days...

...you're not going to put in the work.

As cheesy and simple as it sounds, you really do need to have a bigger reason.

Mine is to help other men change their lives, and avoid traumatizing themselves all over again (such as I did).

What's yours?
 

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I agree with this as well.

I had a very successful business that was not fulfilling. It was tough to motivate myself to push it to the next level... because why?

My current business has been ups and downs, and struggles and failures, and I've pushed through it all because I'm changing the world and I believe that what I'm doing has to exist.
 
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I agree with this as well.

I had a very successful business that was not fulfilling. It was tough to motivate myself to push it to the next level... because why?

My current business has been ups and downs, and struggles and failures, and I've pushed through it all because I'm changing the world and I believe that what I'm doing has to exist.
Agree with the ups and downs. I've gone through those as well.
 

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We've all hear that old cliche... "Love what you do, and you'll never work a day in your life."

The thing is, it's actually true.

The past 5 years of being an entrepreneur has taught me one thing.

When you don't have a bigger "why" to push you through on those long, hard days...

...you're not going to put in the work.

As cheesy and simple as it sounds, you really do need to have a bigger reason.

Mine is to help other men change their lives, and avoid traumatizing themselves all over again (such as I did).

What's yours?
I agree that you need to ultimately have a legitimate "Why" as to why you're doing what you're doing, but I don't feel it always has to be the cliche "I want to change the world" or "I want to help everyone".

My "Why" is to become the best entrepreneur that I can possibly become and hopefully if I do well enough leave a legacy that I can be proud of. I also want to create new unique products/services that people love and make me a load of money at the same time.

I probably will eventually look at giving back and teaching people what I know later on in life if I'm successful, but whilst I'm in my 20's my goals aren't all that altruistic. I don't feel that this is a bad thing though aslong as you're honest with yourself.
 

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I belive that a strong why is very important too. However mine isnt glorious but at least im honest. My Why is: I want to "Destroy" all these people who told me, you re stupid, you cant do this, you cant do that...
The thing is: They are right. They can`t do this or that. But i can.
To have good people behind you is very helpfull too.
 

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My Why is: I want to "Destroy" all these people who told me, you re stupid, you cant do this, you cant do that...
This was a powerful motivator for me in my younger years.

If someone me no... it got me beyond fired up... and I proved them wrong every time.
 

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Do what you love is the best way to not love anymore what you do.

Doing what your love and being profitable is very rare. Love something does not mean that you are good in it. It can destroy your love for this thing.

I think that your passion, your why is more powerful and useful than your "love". Why? No matter what you are doing you will do it because you have something above all of that.

This is my case, I do not love a lot my business. Actually I'm not really passionate by something particularly, but I have this thing, this "why" which help me everyday. Your passion is more important than your love and it could be your why.
 

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