Begin With the End in Mind

Why? Why are you doing what you are doing? This is a very important question because it gets to the heart of our very existence and our current financial circumstance. Why are you a CPA? Why are you a doctor? Why are you driving a taxi? Why did you become a teacher? If you’re like most, you don’t really know why. Most likely you are doing what you are doing because someone suggested it would be a good career choice. Probably a parent or significant influence in your life. In other words, you put your ladder up on someone else’s wall. And you’ve been climbing that ladder ever since. Is it any wonder why most people are unhappy, unfulfilled, and eking out a living? You are pursuing someone else’s why.

Until you define what your own why is, you will live a life of mediocrity. Your true happiness and passion will remain closed in a box, until you define your why. Your why opens up that box. There is a why for every person. You just have to begin with the end in mind. What do you really want in life? What stokes the flames of your individual passion? Therein lies your why and the wall upon which to lean your ladder.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
 
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