The older we get, the more we turn away from asking the why questions and instead we focus on the how questions. How do I become a millionaire? How do I start my own business? How do I become debt free? The easiest questions are the how questions. There are models and formulas for how to be successful. But the “how” is useless without the “why.” The how is your roadmap, while the “why” is what fuels you. The “why” is what gives your actions meaning. Those who do the impossible are more driven by the “why” than the “how.”

The most common answer I get when I ask people why they work is to pay their bills. What an empty reason to work! The great ones do what they do for their whys. They won’t give up because their “why” is too strong.

So the real question is what is your why? What has caught your heart? Is it your wife, husband, son, daughter, mother, or father? Or just the simple fact that you want to make a difference in this world before your time is up? Why is transformative. You’ll start hearing people tell you things like, “I don’t recognize you anymore.” That’s the beginning of the most exciting years of your life because you’ve made the shift towards truly changing your future.