Finding Your WHY


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Those who find their WHY in life, find their passion to pursue something with a fanatical persistence that virtually guarantees they will succeed. When you find your WHY, there is no lack of knowledge, no obstacle, no NO that will stop you. Your WHY motivates you every day so you can keep pushing the ball up the hill. There’s no question that when you find your WHY, you know it. There is never any doubt. If you are unsure about whether you have found your WHY, you haven’t. But finding your WHY is not that easy. You can either wait for your WHY to find you, or you can go out and find it yourself. So, where do you begin?

There are many places to look but, from my research, I have discovered that your WHY typically can be found inside one of the following Freedoms:

  • Freedom from poverty
  • Freedom from financial worry
  • Freedom from debt
  • Freedom from “work”, employment or being a wage slave
  • Freedom from your current responsibilities
  • Freedom from others currently in your life
  • Freedom from your current life and environment
  • Freedom to travel
  • Freedom to spend more time with the ones you love
  • Freedom from addictions
  • Freedom from poor health
  • Freedom to live your life on your own terms
  • Freedom from dependence on others
  • Freedom from time pressures
  • Freedom to learn and pursue novel, or new things

Don’t wait for your WHY to find you. Go out and find it yourself. It’s out there, waiting to be discovered. It is the light switch that, when found, will turn on some passion that resides deep inside of you. Your WHY can usually be found inside some freedom you desire. Each morning find a quiet place, sit down for 10 minutes, close your eyes, silence your mind and focus your thoughts on one singular thing: What is my WHY? This puts the old brain (subconscious – aka limbic system and brain stem) to work. In time, your old brain will find the answer and let you know through intuition (that voice inside your head).

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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