Please bear with me through the following example:
Say for instance you enroll yourself in a new course in online marketing, or blog writing as an example. You start off with great enthusiasm and you follow the tutorials to the T. You apply what you learn and you’re rather proud of the progress you’re making.
One week pass and you keep pushing forward. One month pass and comes the third month or so, everything suddenly becomes a drag. The excitement is worn off and the course suddenly impacts on your private time.
You realise that this now has become work!! Gone is the fun, the enthusiasm, the excitement of breaking new grounds and you realise that you still have to put in a pile of work before results will be starting to show.
What happened, you may ask.
- Even your gut is objecting when you think of the work that that is required.
- What is it that will motivate you again to keep going forward from here on?
- You might have paid for the course and even be paying monthly subscriptions to supporting tools like e-mail responders etc.
- You realise that the expectation of creating a business or income online now actually turned into an ongoing expense instead.
-You begin to wonder if you have what it takes to follow through with this?
- How is it that others to will follow through and be successful in the same project and you have no motivation left and feel like quitting?
Well, don’t feel bad about yourself.
Were all human and we all get to this point from time to time.
You see the point is, we all can enroll in courses.
These courses will take us from point A to Z and tell us exactly WHAT to do.
Everything that needs to be done will (hopefully) be explained.
Proper courses, that are well structured, will also explain in detail HOW we need to do the WHAT’s.
We can thus learn WHAT to do and we can learn HOW to do it, but trust me on this;
The motivation will come from your own answered WHY.
If you have scanned through the introductory info shared this far, please do yourself a favour and pay attention to the section below:
Please take the time and ponder on these questions:
It will even benefit you more when you write the answer to each question down.
- WHY did you choose to get involved in a specific project?
- WHY do you need to be successful in this project?
- WHY can’t you afford not to be successful in it?
- WHY do you need to draft a work plan for the project?
Then you may continue and ask yourself more WHY questions, like for instance;
- WHY do you waste so much time hanging around on social media?
- WHY do you tend to procrastinate?
- WHY do you bother to read this blog post?
By asking these WHY questions, you will actually get to your purpose.
You need to find something within that gives you reason, that push you and WHY you need to do this.
It is not going to get easier.
In fact, it is going to get tougher.
If you know WHY, you will know the purpose.
Once you have realised what it means to define your WHY and you have actually defined your “WHY”, you will realise the PURPOSE why you do things, ….or don’t.