Apr 9, 2018
What is Your
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Being successful in the trades
require skills. It requires that you learn the physics
involved in how things work and what is going on. But before even
attempting to learn these skills you need to understand “your
why”. Most people never really stop to think
about their “why”. This is the reason that many people are
not Surging Forward in their life. They just go about living
day to day going where the wind blows. These people have no
goals. They never sat down and took the time to
Why am I here?
What do I like to do?
Why do I want to do other
What is important to
What am I good at
Knowing “your why” will
help keep you on the right track throughout your
Understanding “your why”
will help you define your goals and help you understand your
purpose in life.
You determine what your why is
by thinking about the questions above.
Here are examples of some
“Your Whys”, but these are just to get you
Wanting to fix and repair AC units, to
help people’s lives be more comfortable.
Wanting to be an electrician to provide
power for others.
Aiming to be able to provide safe running
water for others.
Desiring to serve
Being the best at something you enjoy
doing, such as building things.
Creating graphics and cool pictures that
can help a company succeed.
Being a good father or mother and setting
an example for your children to be able to succeed in
“Your why” is
“Your why” is “Your”
why. It is not the dream of someone else or their passion.
You have to narrow down “your why” in order to be able to set the
goals to help you achieve the success that you want. Success is
different for all of us. We often get caught in the Hollywood
idea that it is about making big money. But that is not what
it is about. Success is based on “your why”. Define
“Your” why and that will help you to achieve your
success. Success does not happen by accident, with
the exception of the rare cases of an inheritance that you did not
know about. But even then, if you don’t have a why and you
receive a lot of money you will more than likely just waste
it. Life is
not like the video games or the movies where we can just live life
haphazardly and hope for the best, then die and get another
chance. In games we can keep playing over and over until we
get it right. In real life there is no do over or
rewind. If you make a bad choice it can stick with you
forever. A bad choice when you are young may hinder you, but
it does not mean you can’t become successful. It just may
place limitations and cause you to rethink “your why”. That
is why we need to be very conscious of the people that we hang
around with. If you hang around negative people all the time,
then you are going to become one of them and that becomes
The choice of “your why”
is decided by: what you are good at, what you enjoy, or just
by what you want to do. It is a choice only you can
That is why “your why” is
Take advantage of the
resources around you that can help you with “your why”. Hopefully
by listening to this podcast it can help you to simply take a
moment to stop and think about “your why”.
We have all been created with
special skills. But we often allow other people to define who
we are and what they think is best for us to do. By honing in
on our special skills it will enable us to stand out from the crowd
instead of just being a number. By knowing “your why” it will help you to
focus on what needs to be done to achieve success.
When you start, “your why” can
be small but then it builds over time. Be flexible, over time
“your whys” can change so that you can Keep Surging
Start today. What is
Once you have determined this;
then you can start taking steps to achieving your
goal. If you
would like to set up a coaching session contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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