Monday, February 13, 2012

WHY!? (Series pt. 2)

Here we go again...I am still learning and making tweaks to mine...but, have you thought about your WHY? Do you know what it is? Are you still searching your mind and soul? Have you thought about yet? Stick with me on this one! The results are worth the time taken!

You may be staring you WHY right in the face and it just isn't apparent yet. You might only know part of the big picture at the present time. You're making progress...keep going!

If you think you're on to it, but are just not sure, use the Onion effect! Peel back the layers until you KNOW. (And you WILL know when you find it!)
Onion Effect (in a nutshell):
1. Ask yourself what motivates you to do what you are doing in life?
2. Ask yourself, why this motivates you...
3. Repeat as many times as needed and when you have the answer that creates a burning desire, you have your WHY!
4. Just as when peeling and cutting an onion, you very well may be brought to tears upon learning your true motivation!
5. USE IT to SOAR!

The first why I ever realized was being able to help pay for Christmas without taking money from our main income source or credit cards! I did it! I hope to do it again and maybe even go bigger by paying for the whole thing! My Thirty-One business has given me the vehicle to find my dreams of success and to make them come true! This transformation by NO means just financially empowering, but also personally! I have learned and grown so much as a business owner!

One of my WHY's is to raise awareness and help put an end to child abuse. I feel an intense desire to help so that NO child ever faces a fear of someone, as I have and am again with my step-son. Due to the freshness of the situation with my stepson, I have chosen not to make the details public of what he has been through. But part of my WHY is to help him come to peace and rise against violence and abuse. He is a courageous young man who is facing his fears and becoming stronger each day! I know he will overcome!

Once you find your why, your burning desire that motivates you like NOTHING else ever, in an unbelievable way, use that motivation to achieve the dream and goal that is part of your heart and soul! And when that is crossed off your list and something even bigger replaces it, you know you can do it! You can and WILL!

A friend of mine told me that her why's continue to evolve and right now, one of her's is to bring in a bigger monthly income than her husband. Keep in mind she is a stay at home mom who owns her own business as I do. I was in between my why's and working toward paying for Christmas at the time. While I understood how amazing that would be, it still wasn't what I was looking for at the time. It really hit me how amazing it can feel to be motivated with such passion! This conversation was prior to my discovery and now I totally get it!

What I'm trying to say is we are each motivated by different things, BUT that feeling we all get from our true motivators is the same! There is NO greater feeling than finding and sharing your motivation with others. When they have also learned and found theirs, you can motivate each other! My wish for everyone who reads this is that they feel the amazing desire to WANT success!

Live your dreams! Don't let anything hold you back! Be bold and courageous to live YOUR best life possible!

Love and Hugs!