For my January posts, I wanted to get you started off right on your journey to a new you. If you have made the decision that you want to be better off this time next year, this post will supply you with the main ingredient. I know that you have set your goals for 2021 and written your plans. Now comes the question, “What is your WHY in 2021?”
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What Is Your Why In 2021
January 2021 is your beginning. It is time to step out on the path, look up at the mountain, and begin your journey. You should be excited and keep that excitement throughout your journey. Enjoy it. It’s not always going to be as easy as the first day. This is why you have to answer that question, “What is your WHY in 2021?” Your WHY has to be yours. It has to be big and emotional.
Think And Grow Rich
Every January I reread, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. In his book, Hill defines the 13 steps necessary to obtain wealth. To write this book, Hill spent 20 years interviewing 500 men of wealth during the early 20th century. He discovered that each one had the same 13 traits. One of the traits that each man had was a “Definite Purpose.” This is your main goal, what you want to accomplish in your lifetime. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Andrew Carnegie Hall had a definite purpose.
The book was written during the Great Depression which was one of the hardest times for the country. It was a time where most people struggled financially and many lost everything. What a lot of people don’t know is that few people became millionaires during this time. They didn’t let the circumstances affect them. They had a big WHY and a definite purpose.
A Big WHY in 2021
If 2020 taught us anything it is that life is life and it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Circumstances can change very quickly. Life can either shine you up or grind you up. Don’t let the things you can’t control stop you from controlling the things you can. Two things that you have complete control over are your Attitude and Effort. If you don’t have a big WHY you will crumble at the first sign of adversity. A big WHY will push you and keep you focused on working on your plan.
Hill begins Think and Grow Rich with the first step which is Desire. He says, “Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by so doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win, essential to success.” Here he is talking about your WHY. I ask you again, “What is your WHY in 2021?”
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Go Find It
Do you know your definite purpose? If not, go find one. If so, go find that burning desire to achieve your definite purpose. It is only by knowing what you want to accomplish and desiring immensely to succeed that you will bring about change. Find your WHY and you can be a different person this time next year.
If I held your head underwater your definite purpose would be to breathe. Quickly, you would develop a burning desire to fill your lungs with air. You would develop a big emotional WHY; you want to live. Develop the same burning desire to achieve your goals as you had for air. Fight for your goals as you would fight for air. If you do this, nothing can stop you.
A New You
The question remains, “What do you want to accomplish this year?” Do you want to be living a different lifestyle this time next year? If so, “What is your WHY in 2021?” Find your definite purpose and develop a burning desire to achieve it. Get started today.
“Desire.” Think and Grow Rich: the Complete Classic Text, by Napoleon Hill, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2008, pp. 25–25.
11 thoughts on “What Is Your WHY In 2021?”
No comments… Nobody has a “why” yet? O_O
Mine is a determination to rise above the back problems I’ve been dealing with for years, now that I found a treatment that works. I already did one blog post about my progress. 🙂
FWIW, finding internal motivation has been HUGE for me also. For the vast majority of my life, I was externally motivated, AND surrounded by horrible people, which meant I imploded at everything.
Thank you for commenting. I hope you conquer your back problems.
I’m getting there. 🙂
If I Think I is Mad
It’s because of
My Mom and Dad
My Why is to overcome my fears and excel in all my endeavors. Each day I just tell myself that, anything is possible and if others have shatter the “glass ceiling” I certainly can too.
Alecia, I can tell that you are a successful person and will accomplish everything you want. I have some blog posts and podcasts about overcoming your fears. If you need anything or have any questions let me know. Thank you for commenting and following my blog. Take care. Scott
Thanks much Scott. Will do.
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Like you’ve mentioned here from Hill’s book, Arnold Schwarzenegger said never have a Plan B. That just gives you a way out and funnels energy and thought in that direction “just in case”. When we have a “just in case” we are not fully focussed on our desires, we can simply chug along doing “ok”.
I’m starting to realise I’m doing that in my life too much. I work my job 40 hours a week as I need the financial security to pay rent, and eat, and keep myself sane—but what is that costing me in terms of writing books and making music? It’s something I’ll have to think on, from many different perspectives, and even try and find out if I’m asking myself the right questions.
Make writing and music your definite purpose. You have a passion for both. Your belief will turn to faith and then nothing will stop you. Continue working until you can replace your income by doing what you love. You can do that in the next 5 years or less. I believe in you.
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