Your “Why” Will Make You RICH…

Your “Why” Will Make You RICH…

Below is an excerpt from my latest book, Get in the Game, published by Tate Publishing.

It is a simple EXERCISE to figure out your “Why”…

You “Why” is your most important tool in your arsenal, because when the fear and doubt starts rearing it’s ugly head, your “WHY” will be there to stand strong and get you immediately back on track.

Some examples of a “Why” are as follows:

  • – I want my children to have a private school education and go to college.
  • – I want more time freedom, to enjoy with my family.
  • – I want to be available to my family for all of the important things, dance recitals, baseball games, etc.
  • – I want a shiny red car…
  • – I want to buy a new home for my family…

The list can go on and on…

I hope the exercise below helps you, and if it does…please share it with others.  Thanks.

Step 1, Defining Your Game (Pen and Paper Exercise)

The first thing we will do is to define your game, the “Game of Life”, if you will.  What do you hold sacred?  What matters most to you?  Obviously you have certain necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, etc., but what about these below:

Take out a sheet of paper, and rate each area listed below from 1-10.  Once you are finished, take a look at it, this is your Cheese, and the beginning of something much greater.  Keep this paper handy because you will need it further into the book.

  • Social Status

Is keeping up with the Jones’ important to you?  Perhaps you are a pillar of your community, or would like to be an important and well-liked citizen.  You might want to even run for some sort of public office.  Social status is important because even though it is purely perception, it makes us feel valuable in society and our community.  Social status gives us a sense of belonging and acceptance which is perfectly fine and normal.  As humans we are social creatures, and in many cases our place in the world is vital to our happiness.

  • Possessions

When we mention possessions, this has different meanings for different people.  For some, it’s a new house or flashy car and to others it is their grandmother’s ring being passed down generation after generation.  We have possessions that often define our personalities.   Consider which possessions you hold dear, be it for deep, sentimental reasons or even seemingly shallow reasons.  No one is being judged, this is an exercise just for you.

  • Family and other loved ones?

Family is extremely important, as they should be your support structure in times of crisis.  No family?  Then use your friends.  Even if you don’t think you have friends, someone out  there loves you, Guaranteed.

  • Security

Security can come in many different forms, whether it is financial security, social security, or even if you keep loaded guns in your home to protect from invasion.  Consider which kind of security is important to you, if at all.

  • Wealth

Do you want a huge yacht or a jet?  Or just be well off enough to not have to work anymore.  If Wealth is important to your happiness, write it down.

  • Health

Whether you want to live to be 142 years old or simply believe that you should eat right, consider how important health is to you in your life.

  • Happiness

Most people don’t choose happiness as high on their lists, because they believe having financial success, time freedom, and loved ones will inherently provide happiness.  Perhaps they are correct.  How important is happiness to you?

  • Freedom

Doing what you want, when you want, how you want, where you want….yes, it is awesome.  But how important is it to YOU?

  • Time

Time to do the things you want to do most in life, your most precious commodity.

  • Love

Love with your significant other, family, friends, or just love for your fellow man.  How does it make you feel and how important is this to you?

Step 2, Developing Your Game (Your Personal Reasons for Achieving Success)

Now that you have your list written down, and rated from 1-10, take the 3 or 4 highest rated valuables and circle them.  This will tell you what you want in your life, and you will be shown you a technique to help you achieve those results and have those things in your life which you hold most dear.  This is a very powerful technique, and is used by nearly every successful person on Earth to get them through the toughest times, and to help them remember “Why” they do what they do, and “Why” they strive for success and give it their all on a daily basis.

The process is called, if you haven’t already guessed, “Finding Your ‘Why’.”

Now let’s go a little deeper into the rabbit hole.  Take the top 2, 3, or 4 valuables and elaborate on them.  For instance, if “Freedom” and “Wealth” are important to you, write down exactly Why it they are important to you.  Dig deep.

As an example, perhaps you want “Freedom to enjoy your family more often, and the wealth to give your children a better childhood than you had growing up, with three for four family vacations a year.”

Write it in this format, “I am committed to achieving Ultimate Success, so I can have the Freedom to be with those that I Love in my family, and the Wealth to give my family the financial Security I never had as a child.”

This process should jerk a tear or two.  If it doesn’t move you, then dig deeper and make it stronger.   When finished, place it in several places where you will see it and read it on a daily basis aloud to yourself, with your hand on your chest.

This is extremely important to your success.  Work on this until it is right…Your Success Depends on this, first and foremost.

If you complete this exercise right now, your chances of success will go up at least one hundred fold.

Step 3, Discovering Affirmations

Affirmations are reinforcements you give to yourself directly on a daily basis to effect a positive change in your life.  You will see positive affirmations throughout this book and they should be taken seriously.  Put your hand on your chest as you say the affirmations, so you can feel the vibrations.  These vibrations will help to anchor the belief into your being, and you will be subconsciously reminded of the affirmation every time you touch your chest.

You might think it is hokey or weird, and if that is the case, ask yourself which is more important; Being Cool, or Realizing the Dreams laid out in your “Why”?

Here is an example of an affirmation, put your hand on your chest and say:

“I am the creator of my own life and my own destiny.  My ‘Why’ is stronger than my fears and doubts, and I Do whatever it takes to Achieve Ultimate Success on a Daily Basis”

As mentioned before, you will see affirmations spread throughout this book, and I highly encourage you to write them down and read them all aloud to yourself as a ritual every day.  You don’t need to light candles or anything, just make it one of your new success habits.


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Have an amazing day!

Jeff Sokol

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