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.

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