Finding your purpose.
I’ve got a question for you. What do you want out of life?
Let me ask it another way. If you had all the time, money and resources you needed, what would you choose to do with your life?
What would like your life to be like? What excites you? What gets you out of bed in the morning?
One of the things I talk about in my book, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Life: The Convergence of Mind, Body and Spirit is the importance of uncovering your “why”.
Most experts agree that knowing your why, your purpose is vital to success. The question is, how do you figure out what you really want out of life?
The book points out one of the simplest ways is to use the Five Why Process.
The best way to explain the Five Why Process is to demonstrate it. So here it goes.
The Five-Why Process
First, I ask myself, “What do I value? What do I really want out of life?”
The answer that popped into my head was “excellence. I want to live a life filled with excellence. I also want to teach others how to live a life filled with excellence.”
Then I ask my first why, “why excellence?”
“Because excellence means giving one’s best.”
The second why is, “Why is giving your best important?”
“Because giving one’s best makes you a person of character.”
The third why is, “Why is becoming a person of character important?”
Because a person of character makes you into someone others look up to.”
The forth why is, “why is becoming someone others look up to important?”
“Because someone others look up to is, by default, a leader.”
The fifth why is, “why is it important to be become a leader?”
“Because leaders change the world and can make it a better place for all of us.”
That’s how you use the Five Why Process. Take your answer, whatever it is, and then ask, “why is that important?” five times.
By the way, that’s exactly why I do what I do.
We Need Leaders
I want to help everyone uncover the leader inside them. Fathers, mothers, doctors, teachers, nurses, coaches, students, everyone.
We need more leaders. People who are their best selves. People who think for themselves. People who believe in themselves.
People who want to make a difference.
That’s what I want for you.
Your assignment for today is to think about what you value. What you want out of life. After you come up with an answer, put it through the Five Why Process. That will help you find your purpose, you why. That information will pave the road to your success.
That’s it for today.
This is Wil Dieck, wishing you only success!
Wil Dieck is an author, speaker, college professor and researcher. He is also a master hypnotherapist, NLP Trainer and master martial arts instructor. For the past forty years, he has taught people, from a variety of backgrounds, how to create and maintain the habits of success.
Wil is also a professor of psychology and business at San Diego University for Integrated Studies.
Wil runs a leadership and peak performance coaching practice in San Diego, California. He helps his clients create the belief systems of successful people and leaders, allowing them to make the most of their personal and professional lives.
Wil’s purpose is to pass his knowledge along to anyone who is open to learning more. In fact, he’s providing a FREE book for anyone who wants to improve their personal and/or professional lives.
Wil’s books include the highly ranked Amazon Kindle book, “Secrets of the Black Belt Mindset, Turing Simple Habits into Extraordinary Success”. This book is a step-by-step guide of how to create success habits.
He also wrote “Modern Mindfulness, A Beginners Guide on How to Find Peace and Happiness in a Busy World”. This book can help anyone learn how to improve their mindfulness and focus.
Most recently, he wrote “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: The Convergence of Mind Body and Spirit”. This book teaches how to snap into a peak performance state. This state gives people more energy and focus to get more done.