Starting businesses has always been a passion of mine. The very first business I ever started was a limousine company called Elizabeth Limos. To learn more about the company and how I actually was able to found it at such a young age, go to my about page at elizabethlimos.com. I know many of you out there who follow my blog also are passionate about entrepreneurship and founding companies. Even if you are not, what I am going to be touching on is still highly applicable to you.
So… why power over will power. What does that even mean? I touched on some aspects of this topic previously in one of my posts called What’s Your Why but I want to discuss this further because I think it is so vital. Choices are only meaningful when they are connected to goals and dreams. In order to be successful in anything, you have to want something and know why you want it otherwise you will give up too easily. Many people who often have goals in mind just try to will their way to achieving their goals without truly knowing what their reason or why is. This is so difficult because it relies solely mind power and external motivation. There is no deeper level of meaning or feeling involved with just will power.
You MUST know your why. When the reason is big enough, humans will be willing to preform almost in any way or how. In order to truly have a why that drives you more than will power or brain power would, you have to find a why that is close to your heart. Material things are great but they are difficult to capture a deeper sense of meaning and fulfillment. Find something that keeps you up at night and wakes you up in the morning. If you need help on figuring this out, read my last post on What’s Your Why that I already mentioned.
Those who are the most successful don’t rely on this thing called will power which I basically brain power. They rely on why power. It is a simple subject matter but what is funny is, most people don’t have anything other than surface reasons for why they are doing things. Those who can dig deep and come up with a why that tugs on their heart will be able to accomplish anything they set their mind to.