One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to understand and clearly define your WHY. The power of knowing your WHY crosses into every facet of your life. Your WHY gives you purpose and allows you to create intrinsic motivation that propels you forward.
When you know your WHY, your WHAT is driven by purpose and ultimately becomes more impactful!
A big mistake we encounter frequently is people focusing on the WHAT without knowing their WHY. Although important in time, focusing on your WHAT before your WHY can lead you away from the path you truly wish to be on and potentially waste a lot of time. Focusing on your WHY will begin to light the path for your WHAT, enabling you to maintain sight of your true vision.
To further clarify, your WHY should be the driving force behind all areas of your life: your daily activities, building a business, growing a company, being a great parent, becoming a great leader and more.
Your WHY impacts every aspect of your life, including:
Building a business
Growing within a company
Being a great parent
Becoming a great leader
Here’s a perfect example of a WHY and how it affects every aspect of your life from our own Director of Operations, Emily Eads:
AM: Why are you working here?
Emily: Because I really want to help others succeed and Amplified Minds has a vision that I can get behind that will allow me to do that. Since we’re all driven by wanting to help others succeed, I was able to build a connection with you guys and the direction you wanted to take this company.
AM: How does that affect your approach to growing the business?
Emily: Every task I approach, every daily thing that I do is to drive that success. Everything I do has to move the company forward towards their vision and others’ success.
AM: How does that affect you as a parent?
Emily: It really affects my children in two ways. One, they get to see that my desire is helping others and that really teaches them and shows them that principle of helping others. I know they will take that lesson out into the world and put it to practice as well. Second, is showing them the work ethic behind the decision