Using the "Why" as the MOTIVATIONAL DRIVING force to keep on going - Whats yours?

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Hi Warriors

Each one of us has a different "why" for getting into IM. Yes, having no boss is great. Working from home whenever you please is also great. But that's not the whole picture. At least not for me anyway.

Personally, if I succeed and make a good amount of money then the lives of my parents, sister, brother and hopefully my own future family will be greatly affected in the positive.

For example, my parents need a tractor part that costs $8000. With it a significant amount of manual labor is removed during the summer months. I wish I could buy that for them.

My sister (22) has a chef job and is content at breaking even every month. I would like to have the ability to teach her that she can do better.

In the future, I plan to have my own family and I want to provide an atmosphere of good quality life. Nice house, holidays.....

These are some of my own reasons for pushing on everyday. No matter how hard it gets when I think of these goals I know I don't have the right to stop. I mean what's the alternative?

Anyhow, I would like to hear some of your own reasons for why you want to succeed. Or if you already have succeeded financially then why did you want to do so in the first place?

Martin
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  • Thanks for sharing.

    As for me...

    I have a 5 year old daughter and she means more to me than the air I breath. Success isnt really an option for me .

    As a good friend once told me, remove the choice and there is no choice..success becomes inevitable.
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    I am from a developing country and the opportunity to earn money is really hard here that is why I learned web development and in this way I can earn much more than local business.....

    I have a really big family with 20 members and I have my two children... So I do not have any option other than earning much more..... I am releasing professional WSO ( I got really good response here and I will be releasing more soon to have better source of passive income.

    I study a lot everyday and I am also interning affiliate business....I work more than 12 hours a day and almost 7 days a week and I do not want that my children will have to do it.... I want to give them more flexibility to lead a good life that is why I am working that hard...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ctutz21
    I got into a car accident and ended up having to have surgery on my neck. I was out of work (worked at a school) for a 6 months....during which time the budgets were cut and I ended up losing my job. I do not want to EVER work a job where my future is not in my own hands again. I do not want to be expendable anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Having a big enough "why" is vital to success. How big is "big enough"? That will vary, but it always needs to bigger than the current obstacle you are facing.

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    My two major "whys" are my family and the fear (a healthy fear) of having a boss.

    All the best,
    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I was an IT consultant before the IT bubble burst. After that, the job situation in my field became unreliable for quite some time. Probably is again in this current economic climate. I took the skills and interests that I already had and made them work for me instead of for someone else and haven't looked at the job market since.
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  • Profile picture of the author jvreview
    Freedom! If making a 6-figure income means no time for family and friends, no time to enjoy healthy living doing what you love ... it's dreadful! And, what a feeling when you're your own boss ... even when you're not reaching the income you desire yet :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I do it for the money. To get rich... not just to make $3,000 a month... i'm talking to make around $30,000 a month - and to have all of life's luxuries available to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author intergen
    Martin nice thread - I think there are other areas on the Warrior Forum where this is well suited (i.e. the Mind Warriors area).

    But I would say to you and Randall. Money is a pretty cool benefit of "making it" in what ever you do. However, it won't be realized if that's the focus. I was able to become financially independent for a number of years - but there was a cost.

    We will all pay a cost to reach the levels of success & income we desire. Currently I have a friend who is earning close to 7 figures MONTHLY. He definitely has some freedom available but he can't take that time right now as his business is in full swing and going through a period of momentum. He is definitely paying a price now and he will have some serious freedom in the future.

    As far as my "Why" its doing what I love to do - therefore its never a losing proposition for me. If you have passion for what you do and you're not just working for the money its NEVER work - its fun.

    So go out and have some fun doing what drives you and is your passion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Pupke
      Originally Posted by intergen View Post


      But I would say to you and Randall. Money is a pretty cool benefit of "making it" in what ever you do. However, it won't be realized if that's the focus. I was able to become financially independent for a number of years - but there was a cost.
      I didn't mean that money is my main driving force, it's what it will allow me to do that I am concentrating on. If that makes sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
    • Heath issues prevent me from working a "normal" full-time job. In fact, the part-time job I do have is almost more than I can do, but I do manage.
    • My wife is in a similar situation.
    • We have almost nothing in the bank; no savings at all; no financial cushion whatsoever.
    • We have no way to increase our savings or bank accounts.
    • Out car just broke down and we have no way to fix it. My job is in jeopardy now.
    • Our house is 82 years old and a money pit.
    • Our region is severely economically challenged, and the government doesn't care.
    • At our ages, my wife and I really have little opportunity in this corner of Canada to get anywhere.
    • We can't afford to move.
    • We rely on Social Assistance to subsidize our incomes. I hate that.
    That is not a cry-baby list, it is the reality we face each and every day, with no way out that we can see.

    Ask me again what my "why" is for doing IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coolstro
    To live with purpose, so many limitations having a regular job, I'd like to be in the position to make a difference in my own way
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    • Profile picture of the author smokey58
      For me it's flexibility. I have a military and manufacturing background...also add in some customer service. I can also throw in a college degree which is useless.

      With my last job with a local aircraft manufacturer, I got tired of dealing with the uneducated good old boy click. The priority of these people was:

      1. Creating overtime for themselves.
      2. Blaming other people for their mistakes.
      3. Refusing to train other people to maintain their job security.

      I also have a desire to work to my full potential. My last job left me several minor orthopedic issues. I really do not want to go back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tobo1981
    My main motivation is freedom.

    Everytime I go to work, I think to myself ''you just got up again to go do something you hate doing ! And there is no job I will like, I will only like it if it's my thing. Hell I work 4 hours a day this summer and I can barely take it. Luckily I have a decent salary so I can live off of this and even invest a bit in IM....but I am still unhappy.

    I just hate the feeling of working to profit someone elses business, to me it is complete nonsense I absolutely HAVE to free myself from this.

    So that's it, freedom is my goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
    My "why" is still freedom (hidden in a pile of money.)

    Eric Thomas released this video this week about the "Why" and I think you should watch it.


    I hope that when I reach my basic income goal ($6000/m) I will be able to switch my "why" from making money, to helping people. I actually get more out of a nice smile and a thank you than from some extra dollars in my account.
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisSWN
    What motivates me is the realization that no one else is going to do it for me
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Pupke
      Originally Posted by CurtisSWN View Post

      What motivates me is the realization that no one else is going to do it for me
      That's something that hit me a few years ago, if I just go with the flow then I'll end up in a job I won't be passionate about with a very average salary. I know I can do better, so I needed to break the flow and sacrifice a few things in order to be able to work more productively.
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