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The Real Reason You May Not Be As Successful As You’d Like To Be

When it comes to success, here’s the bottom line: if you don't have a “why,” you're not going to have motivation.

One of the biggest things I teach is that for you to succeed, you need to have a purpose, a reason, for whatever you're going to be doing.

For you to have a lot of money, you need to have a purpose for having a lot of money.

The truth is, most people don't have a lot of money because they don't have a big and important enough reason to.

Most people are not financially free because they don't have a big and important enough reason to be. It’s just not important to them.

Watching television and their programs is more important to them than that “why.” Playing around, fooling around, being unproductive is more important to them than that “why.”

I'm not saying one is better than the other. But one is going to take priority over the other. If your priority is this “why,” you will do it. If your priority is something else, then you'll do that.

Quite simply, you can always know what's important to you by the actions that you take—or don’t take.

If you want to know what's important to you, just watch yourself…and very quickly, you’ll know. That'll shout loud and clear what you really want.

For a lot of people, fooling around, being unproductive, watching television, drinking their beer…that’s their priority. Which, I must say, I have no problem with.

But don't beat yourself up for prioritizing them over your own success.

When it comes down to it, you need to ask yourself: what's your “why” for success? Why do you want the money?

Well, if you ever hear yourself saying, “I have to have this. I have to make a bunch of money this month or I can't pay my rent.”

Chances are you're going to make the money.

If you really, really want a new car, or you really need to make $30,000 extra this year or you have to downgrade your whole life…guess what? You're most likely going to make it.

If it’s not important to you, chances are you will find something else that's more important, and you'll put your energy and intention elsewhere. Simple as that.

Steve Jobs once said, “My intention is to make sure there is a computer on every desk in the world.” And you know what? He did a hell of a good job getting there—because he set that intention.

What's your “why?” Why do you want to succeed? What do you want in your life? What is it that's important to you?

Are you willing to do whatever it takes? Are you willing to be a Warrior for your freedom?

A true Warrior always had a reason for going into battle—and that reason was always bigger than themselves.

It was for the country or for their family or for their legacy or for their culture. It was always a bigger reason than just for themselves.

So if it’s really important to you, you can rest assured, you'll do it.

What’s really important to you? Have you set an intention to move towards your priorities? Share your experiences in the comments below!

The stronger the why, the easier the how. Therefore, if success is important to you, then having a strong ‘why’ is the most important thing you can do.

Want help discovering your TRUE why?

Then join me on my monthly featured web class, “Passion, Purpose And Profits,”

It’s happening on Wednesday, January 18th and is free to attend.

Click here to reserve your (free) spot now.

For Your Freedom,

 

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27 thoughts on “The Real Reason You May Not Be As Successful As You’d Like To Be”

  1. Jerome says:

    My why is to have billions of people world wide connected to a social experience that allows them to be who they are with no boarders. My family, friends and loved ones lives will be changed for ever because my why is untouchable and extremely powerful because it will allow others to shine not just me. The power is in no one man the power is within the people.

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  2. LIGAYA TAYAG says:

    How to avail of your books Secrets of Millionaires Mind?I want to know more how to become succesful..

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  3. Amjad says:

    In my experience, success is tightened by a plan.
    Recently, I took two courses as part-time and I sat a target to myself to score “A” in both.
    So I planned which duties “Assignment, quizzes, and reading” I have to finish each week.

    Then guess what? I got “A” in both.

    Set plans with the “why” in mind to success, otherwise you will keep wasting your time and wishing!

    Cheers!

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  4. Rafael Santos says:

    Muito bom!!!

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  5. Andrea Pèrez Gileno says:

    Hello Harv,

    First of all THANK YOU!
    I read your book and it really made me reflect on some aspects of my early education I had never thought about. It is not easy but extremely necessary. And what is more important, I am willing to make the effort to achieve my goal.
    Thanks again from Uruguay, South America

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  6. I understand how the the WHY is important but when trying to help someone out or yourself for the matter, what is your exact technique for programming the WHY to be strong enough?

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  7. Richard Bonn says:

    If you made “Click here to reserve your (free) spot now” bigger an in a box you would get more sign ups. Just trying to use what I have learned so far.

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  8. Raimondo says:

    I think to need a Why is essential but more important is follow it with all your being, immovable, concentrate to it.

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  9. kanita says:

    Thanks for this topic, I really know my “Why” but i think i am not enough to ask myself.

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  10. Gwen Dunn says:

    My why is be a role model of success for my children so they don’t grow up to be lazy slobs. And to prove my MIL wrong. She gave me such a hard time when I quite my J.O.B to do my own business that now I just want to say – “see! happiness can be created!”

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    1. Maryann says:

      Good for you!

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  11. hugo says:

    The reason I am committed to have 10 million dollars invested is to walk this world with the only plan to make myself and those around me better thru me; and only that.

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  12. stephen marques says:

    i want to have $ 10 million too

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  13. Thanks for your easy and great article.
    I think for most people it isn´s easy to know why the do something. So if you report about some techniques it would be a great help for everyone!

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  14. v says:

    Amazing! You so know how to get to the core of it all. I’m inspired

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  15. Mary Jane says:

    My why is dissolving shame and activating vision.

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  16. FABIANA ANAYA says:

    el por que, es se MILLONARIA, tener muchos centros en todo el Mundo de Terapias Complemententarias, ser exitosa, recoorrer el Mundo dando charlas, Conferencias ayudar a cambiar la vida, de muchas personas con YOGA, MINDFULNESS Y MUCHO MASSSSSS!!!

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  17. Milos Popovic says:

    My “why” is: To help people world wide create their own economy, and so free themselves.

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  18. Miriam says:

    I just did a coaching class yesterday with the amazing coach Kai Hock and your fantastic LMC. When asked the question why haven’t I done what I say I want to do… this came up for me. My reasons for doing things are not big enough, not clear enough and that was a revelation for me. Your pointed questions, and insights are really helping me. Thank you for teaching these important concepts. It’s never too late to learn. (I am a grandmother…and proud to be a part of your wonderful, wonderous and inspiring world). Thanks!!!

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  19. Miguel says:

    I have a question, may the passion change as time passes? when I was child my passion was science, technology and videogames, I wanted to be inventor scientist, after I want to be private investigator (like sherlock holmes), after I wanted to be a hacker, after I wanted to be programmer, I am 25, I am systems engineer and I like it but I am doubting about my real passion 🙁 HELP!!!
    THANK YOU HARV EKER!

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    1. Elmer says:

      Hi Miguel, why did you want to be all that you listed? to what end ? Maybe that is the biggest why for you. God bless

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  20. Dolly says:

    I want to travel to South America to visit my grandchildren and to make other people be successful and joyous in their lives. I also want to continue my education in healing with energy.

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  21. Renee says:

    I have two “why’s” named Jeremy and Bryan. I want to give them the best life possible. I don’t want to have to limit their future due to my lack of finances. I want to work less hours and only because I enjoy my work rather than depending on the money.

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  22. Lilit says:

    My “WHY” is to be useful for people all over the world, to share with them my skills and experiences about true happy life and in order I become that kind of person I need much more money to spend on my education with trainers for example personally with you Harv, also My “WHY” is I want to have luxury house, luxury car, I want to travel all over the world, I want to have luxury life, because I deserve it and my third “WHY” is I want to donate the 10 percent of my monthly income to children who need it and old people, too!

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  23. Antonia says:

    Me ha sido muy difícil encontrar mi porqué…. Pero me encanta la nutrición y me gustaría enfocarme por ese lado, sólo que no estoy muy segura cómo comenzar o que hacer al respecto. Necesito lluvia de ideas. Gracias

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  24. Randy Julien says:

    I will require new whys soon as the old whys get accomplished!

    The current ones have been to get a car – I got an SUV

    To purchase physical gold and silver – I now have tangible assets

    To upgrade my wardrobe style – now my clothes are all tailored and fitted

    To purchase a laptop – I now have a laptop in my room but will like an a brand new one !

    I desired resonsiblity – now I have two jobs and own a teenage (6 months tomorrow on the 20th) germane pit bull dog
    German shephard/pit bull mix

    I required paying all my debt that I inquired from the court system – now Thats payed off and no longer interested in getting into more trouble

    Now I require paying off all my credit card debt – should be done with that in a couple months ! 😎

    Now I require making more $$$MONEY$$$ online by creating value somehow – now I am here !

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  25. Calvin says:

    I work 2 jobs I have a car I smoke I rarely drink I never miss work .but I’m always skip I always run out of money .I would be grateful if I had some kind of help .I can’t do a third job I do think there’s enough time for me to fit them all in unless I don’t sleep .I would like some help

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