But Why Daddy?
I met a guy the other day and he longed so much for financial freedom. It sounded like a noble goal: to have his finances in order so he would be free to go and do whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. Yet, when I asked him to expand, that was when the trouble began… He found that when he has free time now, he wasn’t very productive with that time. More free time would only allow him more time to be unproductive. Without having a concrete vision and plan of what his dreams and goals are, freedom became a pipe dream – empty and shallow with no true purpose behind it.
Who do you think is more likely to succed financially:the man who wants freedom so he has more time
or the man who wants freedom so he can:
* go on mission trips
* help out the local soup kitchen
* teach courses at the local church
* Start his dream business
You see so many of us have dreams and goals but do not go deep enough. Why do you want financial freedom? Why is that important? What would that truly allow for you?
Here is an exercise that works well for many to drill down and get to the core of who you are. Keep asking yourself “why”? Like the little child who keeps saying, “but why Daddy?”, this exercise can help you get to the root of your true motivations or set you on a journey to find more meaning. Why do you want to achieve this, why would that be important, keep asking why, why, why….until you get to the true and motivating factor – the core of your passion!