Monday, July 27, 2009

Proof that The Why Exists

IF you don't have a WHY, you will not succeed. It's just that simple. The price will seem too high, and you won't make the effort that is truly needed to get the job done. It is absolutely impossible to reach your goals without having a WHY.


I can prove it.

Let's say for example, you are walking down the street and you find a dollar on the sidewalk.

Question: Do you pick it up? Or do you leave it there?

Chances are that you will pick up that dollar and you stick it in your pocket.

Let's analyze that for a second.

The WHY was the dollar, you wanted to get that dollar...but YOU HAVE TO PAY A PRICE in order to get it. The PRICE was to bend down and pick it up. In your mind, you decided that it was a small PRICE to pay, so you picked it up.

Mission accomplished. It all happened in a blink of an eye.

Your WHY was bigger than the PRICE that you had to pay.

If the WHY is bigger than the PRICE, the WHY wins.

Mission accomplished. You have reached your goal.

If the PRICE is bigger than the WHY, the PRICE wins.

Mission not accomplished. You are feeling frustrated and stressed.

I have another example:

What if that same dollar is dangling from a tightrope that is attached between two skycrapers, 100 stories high???

Will you go up there, walk that tightrope (risk your life), to pick up that dollar?

No, you would not.

In this case the WHY (the dollar) is too small and the PRICE (walk a tightrope)is too high.

Walking a tightrope, between two skyscrapers and no safety net, is a PRICE that is ridiculously high. No sane person would do it.

But what if it's your child dangling up there, screaming for help???

Under those same conditions, you would go up that tightrope with no problem at all. Why?

Because your WHY just got bigger.

This proves that your WHY must be bigger than the PRICE that you have to pay. In order to reach your goal, you have to be willing to pay the PRICE. If the PRICE is too high, then your WHY is not big enough to overcome it.

Find your WHY. You can do it.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Even a Vending Machine Knows This

In life, to get what you want, you have to pay the price---and it's not just any price, you have to pay the FULL PRICE. There's no other way. Even a vending machine knows this.

Let's just say for example that you want to buy a candy bar, the machine will ask you for $1.00. you want the candy bar but you only want to pay 80 cents. The machine will say "Sorry, you have to pay the FULL price and the price is one dollar. You say "OK, here's 90 cents.", and the vending machine will still not give you what you want---because you have to pay the FULL price. You can give the machine 99 cents, and it will still tell you no, because you still have not paid the FULL price. You get frustrated because what you are doing is not working.

The same thing happens in real life. We get frustrated because we're not accomplishing what we want, nothing seems to be working, but the truth of the matter is we're not putting in the maximum effort needed to actually get it done. We're not paying the FULL price.

The reason we don't pay the FULL price is because the WHY isn't big enough to overcome the price. If the WHY is small, the price will seem very high. If the WHY is big enough, the price will seem small by comparison. Picture in your mind a seesaw. That's how it works.

You can do it.

##Ruben Quintero

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Price

In order to get what you want, you have to "pay the price". Maybe your dream is to make a million dollars by the age of 30. That is a worthwhile dream, but if it was easy to do, everyone would do it. The bigger the dream, the bigger the price; so the question you have to ask yourself is: "ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE?"

We all live our lives in a "comfort zone", where we have our routines, we watch our favorite shows, follow our favorite teams, etc. Think of it as living in a cocoon, or a womb, or a warm embrace. To attain that dream, that burning desire, that WHY, we have to be willing to get out of our comfort zones. Leaving the comfort zone IS the price.

We have to be willing to do things we really do not want to do. It's very similar to the rules of baseball. As long as you have your foot on first base, you are "safe". But in order to score the winning run, you have touch second base, then touch third base, until finally going around the entire diamond, touching home plate and scoring the winning run.

However, once you take your foot off the first base bag, YOU ARE NO LONGER SAFE; you run the risk of being tagged "out". If you leave first base, there is a chance that you will score, but there is also a chance that you will be caught between the bases. However, one thing's for sure, if you never leave first, you will NEVER score. FIRST BASE IS THAT COMFORT ZONE.

###Ruben Quintero

Friday, July 24, 2009

What is the Why?

The Why is the reason that you're doing something. That reason is something that is very personal and may only motivate you and no one else. It has to be something that will motivate you to get out of your "comfort zone". The Why has to be so big that it will motivate you to do something that you probably wouldn't do.

Examples of The Why are:

Get rich
Retire early
Move up the corporate ladder
Become famous
Get G.O.O.D. (Get Out of Debt)
Money for College
Travel around the world
Your first home
Start a family
Make an impact in the world

There many, many more examples but the point of this is that your friends, family, co-workers and your community can all support you and give you all the resources you need to succeed...BUT NO ONE CAN GIVE YOU A WHY.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Why

In my many years of management; there's one common denominator when it comes to success. To be successful, to reach that goal, to attain that milestone, to make that dream come true, you have to pay a price. The bigger the dream, the bigger the price. YOU NEED A WHY.

THE WHY is the reason that you are doing something. THE WHY is that burning desire that you have in your gut, that wants to accomplish that certain something. What is your WHY? Is it to become famous? Is it to get out of debt? Is it to move up the corporate ladder? Is it to make an impact in this world? Whatever your WHY is, no one needs to know. Everybody's WHY is different. What is most important, is that you have a WHY.